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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

Metadata Export and Import

Metadata Export and Import

Data Validation Option allows you to export and import test metadata from the repositories. Metadata import and export allows users to share tests and allows rapid generation of tests through scripting.
Scripting is particularly useful in the following scenarios:
  • You have a very large number of repetitive tests for different table pairs. In this situation, it might be faster to generate the tests programmatically.
  • The source-to-target relationships and rules are defined in a spreadsheet. This often happens during data migration. You can script the actual Data Validation Option tests from the spreadsheets.
You can import and export the following metadata:
  • Table Pairs
  • Single Tables
  • PowerCenter Sources
  • Aggregate views
  • SQL views
  • Lookup views
  • Join views