The flat files that Data Validation Option generates after running the tests are stored in the following folder:
<PowerCenter installation directory>\server\infa_shared\TgtFiles
You can modify the folder from the Administrator tool. Edit the $PMTargetFileDir property for the PowerCenter Integration Service.
Data Validation Option generates a folder for each of the table pair or single table. The name of the table pair or single table is in the following format:
TablePairName_TestRunID or SingleTableName_TestRunID
Data Validation Option creates flat files for each test inside the folder. The name of the flat file is in the following format:
<user defined file name>_ TestCaseType_TestCaseColumn A_TestCaseColumnB_TestCaseIndex.<user defined file extension>
You can get the Test Case Index from the Properties tab and the Test Run ID from the results summary of the test in the detail area. You can get the Table Pair ID/Single Table ID from the Table Pair or Single Table properties.
For example, you enter the file name as BAD_ROWS.txt when you configure the table pair or single table and you run an outer value test on fields FIRSTNAME and FIRSTNAME. The test-case index is 1 and the test-fields are expressions. The bad records file after you run the test is of the format, BAD_ROWS_OUTER_VALUE_ExprA_ExprB_1.txt.
Data Validation Option supports all the file delimiters that PowerCenter supports. When you enter non-printable characters as delimiters, you should enter the corresponding delimiter code in PowerCenter. When you import these files in PowerCenter, you have to manually create the different data fields since the code appears in the place of delimiter in the bad records file.
Data Validation Option uses comma as a delimiter if there a multiple primary keys. You must not use comma as a file delimiter.
When you run the tests for the table pair or single table, Data Validation Option stores the details of the bad records along with the following format:
Table Pair Name
Table A Name
Table A Connection
Table B Name
Table B Connection
Test Run Time
Test Run By User
Key A,Result A,Key B,Result B
If the tests pass, Data Validation Option still creates a flat file without any bad records information.