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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

Threshold

Threshold

A threshold is a numeric value that defines an acceptable margin of error for a test. You can enter a threshold for aggregate tests and for value tests with numeric datatypes.
An aggregate test fails if the number of non-matching records exceed the threshold value. For example, you run a COUNT test that uses the “≈” operator and set the threshold to 10. The test passes when the results are within 10 records of each other.
In a value test, the threshold defines the numeric margin of error used when comparing two values. For example, you run a VALUE test that uses the “=” operator. The test compares a REAL field with a value of 100.99 to an INTEGER field with a value of 101. The test passes when the threshold value is at least 0.01.
You can enter an absolute value or a percentage value as the threshold. To enter a percentage value as the threshold, suffix the number with a percentage (%) sign. For example, 0.1%.
You must configure the threshold if the test uses the approximate operator.