Survey data are stored
in JMP data tables, usually in only one table, at least to start.
Other tables may be created as subsets of the original data table
as part of the analysis process, which allow you to refine your analysis.
No matter the data table, there's usually one variable or column
for a respondent ID that is
unique to each survey respondent. I recommend that you always make
this the first column. After that, the complexity of the questionnaire
determines the content, order, and number of columns. There are several
possibilities for answers and thus number of columns. You could have:
string: one column per question; could be verbatim
single response, numeric: one column ...