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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

Single-Table Constraints Overview

Single-Table Constraints Overview

Use a single-table constraint to run tests on a single table. Single-table constraints define valid data within a table. You can enforce valid values, aggregates, formats, and uniqueness. For example, you might want to verify that no annual salary in an employee table is less than $10,000.
Errors in complex logic often manifest themselves in very simple ways, such as NULL values in the target. Therefore, setting aggregate, value, NOT_NULL, UNIQUE, and FORMAT constraints on a target table is a critical part of any testing plan.
To run single-table constraints, you must create a single table. You can select a relational table, flat file, XML file, lookup view, SQL view, or join view as a single table.
If a single-table constraint fails to run, right-click the single table to retrieve the corresponding session log. View the session log to view errors that may have occurred while running the underlying PowerCenter session.