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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

Repositories Overview

Repositories Overview

Data Validation Option connects to a PowerCenter repository to import metadata for PowerCenter sources, targets, folders, and connection objects. Data Validation Option also connects to a PowerCenter repository to create mappings, sessions, and workflows in the Data Validation Option target folder.
When you add a repository to Data Validation Option, you add either a source or target repository. You can add one target repository and multiple source repositories.
The target repository contains metadata for PowerCenter sources, targets, folders, and connection objects. It also contains the Data Validation Option target folder. The target folder stores the mappings, sessions, and workflows that Data Validation Option creates when you run tests. Do not store other PowerCenter mappings, sessions, or workflows in this folder.
A source repository contains metadata for PowerCenter sources, targets, and folders. Add source repositories to Data Validation Option if you want to compare tables from different repositories. When you add a source repository, you must verify that all connection objects in the source repository also exist in the target repository. Data Validation Option uses the connection objects in the target repository when you run tests on table pairs.
The version number for a source repository can differ from the version number for the target repository. The version numbers for two source repositories can also differ.