SuperSERVER can be used to tabulate against sample surveys where each record in the sample survey has one or more associated weights. Population estimates are calculated by summing these weights, and estimates of means are also computed with these weights.
Configure SuperSERVER Weightings
To configure weighting in SuperSERVER you must create two XML files that define the weight definitions and the available functions:
This file defines the weights to be used by a given SXV4 database. There must be one weightings file for each SXV4 that you want to weight.
The filename must include the filename of the SXV4 database it applies to and it must be located in the same directory as the SXV4 file.
The formulas file is optional. SuperSERVER only uses this to read the template string used to set the names for the weights displayed in the clients; the actual formulas for weighting are defined in SuperSERVER itself.
A single formulas file can be shared between multiple databases.
Consistent Weightings in SuperCROSS and SuperSERVER
If you want to use weightings in both SuperCROSS and SuperWEB2, then you should change a configuration setting in SuperADMIN to ensure that the SuperSERVER weighting methodology is applied in both clients (it is not necessary to run this command if you are only using SuperWEB2 and not SuperCROSS).
In SuperADMIN, run the following command on every weighted database:
This ensures that the database will use the SuperSERVER weighting methodology, rather than client-side SuperCROSS weightings. See Understanding SuperSERVER, SuperCROSS and SuperWEB2 Weighting Differences for more information about the different weighting methodologies and how to choose between them.