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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Data Validation Option
  3. New Features and Behavior Changes
  4. Repositories
  5. XML Data Source
  6. Tests for XML Data Sources
  7. Connections
  8. Expressions
  9. Table Pairs
  10. Tests for Table Pairs
  11. Single-Table Constraints
  12. Tests for Single-Table Constraints
  13. Examples of Tests from Spreadsheets
  14. SQL Views
  15. Lookup Views
  16. Join Views
  17. Aggregate Views
  18. Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Reports
  19. Dashboards
  20. DVOCmd Command Line Program
  21. Troubleshooting
  22. Datatype Reference
  23. Reporting Views
  24. Metadata Import Syntax
  25. Jasper Reports
  26. Glossary

Data Validation Option User Guide

Data Validation Option User Guide

Connections Overview

Connections Overview

Data Validation Option uses connections to access the underlying data source for single tables, table pairs, and views. Data Validation Option connections refer to the PowerCenter connection objects.
Data Validation Option can connect to the following types of data sources:
  • Enterprise application
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
    • SAS
  • File
    • Flat files
    • XML
  • PowerExchange
    • Adabas
    • DB2 for i5/OS
    • DB2 for z/OS
    • IMS
    • Sequential files
    • VSAM
  • Relational
    • IBM DB2
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Netezza
    • ODBC
    • Oracle
    • Sybase
    • Teradata
Data Validation Option uses a native connection for all types of data sources. Data Validation Option connects to these data sources through ODBC. Data Validation Option supports SAP and SAS data sources if the connections are created in PowerCenter 9.1.0 or higher.
The connection properties vary based on the type of data source. You do not have to configure connection properties for all connection types. For example, when you select a Salesforce or SAS connection for a table pair, you do not have to configure any connection properties.
You cannot override the owner name for Salesforce, SAS, and SAP data sources.