Okay, so I have a dataset that I am supposed to do analysis on that\nwas horribly designed. Here is my situation:\n\nThere are three variables that have selection values assigned by this\nsurvey software (select1, select2, select3). Then I have a single\nquestion (how do you like [select1]), but it's repeated 3 times, once\nfor each of the variables. So essentially I have (select1_like,\nselect2_like, select3_like). The problem is that I am getting a\nrestricted sample size because it is possible that the participant was\nasked questions about the same selection value in any of those three\nvariables (select1_like, select2_like, select3_like). So I need to be\nable to combine those three variables (select1_like, select2_like,\nselect3_like) into a single variable when each of the original\nselection variables equal a certain value (i.e. select1 = 1, select2\n=1, select3 = 1).\n\nI thought I might be able to do this with 'Recode Into Different\nVariables', but SPSS won't let me use the same new variable name to\nrecode into.\n\nDoes this make sense? Is this even possible?