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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

New Features and Enhancements (9.5.2)

New Features and Enhancements (9.5.2)

This section describes new features and enhancements in version 9.5.2.

Automatic Test Generation

  • You can generate value tests for columns in table pairs that do not have matching names or positions.
  • When you generate value tests, you can preview the list of columns for which tests will be generated.
  • You can view and resolve issues before you generate value tests.

Data Validation Option Reports

  • You can run the Data Validation Option reports on JasperReports 4.7.
  • The Detailed Test Results report shows more connection details, such as the connection string and database user name for a relational connection.

Data Validation Option Repository Database

You can install the Data Validation Option repository on IBM DB2 10.1.

Expressions

You can select columns, functions, and parameters in the Expression Editor to build an expression.

Single-Table Tests

You can export single-table tests to a spreadsheet, add tests and modify tests in the spreadsheet, and then import the latest tests into Data Validation Option. Data Validation Option creates a new test for each test definition in the spreadsheet.

SQL Views

You can create a self join on a table when you create SQL view.

Table Comparisons

When you compare tables, you can import table pair definitions from a spreadsheet to generate table pairs and tests for tables that do not have the same name. You can also preview the list of tables for which table pairs will be generated, and view and resolve issues before you generate table pairs.

Table-pair Tests

You can export table-pair tests to a spreadsheet, add tests and modify tests in the spreadsheet, and then import the latest tests into Data Validation Option. Data Validation Option creates a new test for each test definition in the spreadsheet.

XML Data Sources

You can include XML data sources in table pairs, single-table constraints, join views, and lookup views. You can expose all child elements in an XML group for an XML file. Or, you can create a join view on an XML file to convert the hierarchical XML data to a relational structure. Convert the hierarchical XML data to a relational structure to expose all XML data in a single join view. You can reuse the join view for multiple XML files with the same structure.