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:
DB2 for i5/OS
DB2 for z/OS
Microsoft SQL Server
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.