After an analysis has finished, the user may want to run a new analysis that does not include some of the currently selected characteristics. Rather than going back to the Column Selection window and manually deselecting these characteristics, the Trim Characteristics feature can be used.
Note that the Trim Characteristics feature only deselects the characteristics from use in the analysis - it does not change the underlying SQL table.
Within the Status of Analysis Panel, highlight the characteristics to be removed and then right click. On the right-click menu, select "Trim Characteristics". This will have the same effect as clicking the Select Fields/Inspect Data button to open the Column Selection window and deselecting each characteristic individually. This can be very useful when removing a large number of characteristics at once.