Table of Contents


  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

Basic Properties for a Single-Table Constraint

Basic Properties for a Single-Table Constraint

You can view and configure the basic properties for a single-table constraint. The properties vary based on the types of objects you select for the single-table constraint.


Single-table constraint description. By default, Data Validation Option uses the table name.


You can configure the following properties for the table:
Table A
The table name. Select
to select a table. You can search for a data source by name or path. You can search for a lookup view, SQL view, join view, and aggregate view by name.
Conn A
Connection properties for the selected table. Select
to edit the connection properties.
XML Group A
The XML group name for an XML data source. Only child elements of the XML group are available to use in the WHERE clause, primary key field, and tests.
Where Clause
The WHERE clause filters the records that are read from the data source. If the PowerCenter Integration Service processes the WHERE clause, enter a valid PowerCenter expression. If a relational, Salesforce, SAP, or SAS data source processes the WHERE clause, enter a WHERE clause that is supported by the data source.
Execute Where Clause in DB
If the data source is relational, Salesforce, SAP, or SAS, enable if you want the data source to process the WHERE clause. You must select this option to select the
Where Clause, Sorting and Aggregation in DB
optimization level.
Optimization Level
Controls the test logic processed by the PowerCenter Integration Service and the data source. Select one of the following options:
  • Default. The PowerCenter Integration Service sorts the input data and processes all test logic.
  • WHERE clause, Sorting, and Aggregation in DB. If the data source is a relational data source, the database processes the WHERE clause, sorts records for joins, and aggregates data for aggregate tests. The PowerCenter Integration Service processes all remaining test logic that the data source does not process.
  • Already Sorted Input. Indicates that the records in the data source are already sorted. If the records in the data source are not sorted, tests might fail.

Table Join

Primary Key
Primary key column or columns for the table.
The primary key columns that appear for an XML data source are based on the selected XML group. Only child elements of the selected XML data source appear as primary key columns.

External ID

External ID
Identifier for the single table that you can use when you run Data Validation Option tests at the command line.