Bad records are the records that fail a value or a set test.
When you select a test on the Tests tab, the bad records appear in the
The Bad Records view displays a delimiter before and after each string value to help you identify whitespace in a record of string data type. The Bad Records view displays the difference in value along with the percentage of difference in a record of a numeric data type. Data Validation Option uses the following formula to calculate the percentage of difference:
view displays the test result value from Field A, the test result value from Field B, and the comparison operator.
Value tests display the following columns for each bad record:
The key for Table A
The field or expression from Table A being compared
The key for Table B
The field or expression from Table B being compared
Set tests display the following columns for each bad record:
The result from Table A
The result from Table B
If you choose to view more details about numerical bad data records, the tests display the following additional columns:
If you upgrade to Data Validation Option release 9.6.0 from release 9.5.2 or earlier, you must reinstall a test if you want to view more details about bad records for the test.
If you compare two fields where one field has a value and the other is empty, Data Validation option considers the record as a bad record. If the repository is on Oracle, the database stores the empty field as NULL. A bad record with NULL value in an Oracle repository can be either NULL or an empty field.