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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Data Validation Option
  3. Repositories
  4. XML Data Source
  5. Tests for XML Data Sources
  6. Connections
  7. Expressions
  8. Table Pairs
  9. Tests for Table Pairs
  10. Single-Table Constraints
  11. Tests for Single-Table Constraints
  12. Examples of Tests from Spreadsheets
  13. SQL Views
  14. Lookup Views
  15. Join Views
  16. Aggregate Views
  17. Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Reports
  18. Dashboards
  19. DVOCmd Command Line Program
  20. Troubleshooting
  21. Appendix A: Datatype Reference
  22. Appendix B: Reporting Views
  23. Appendix C: Metadata Import Syntax
  24. Appendix D: Jasper Reports
  25. Appendix E: Glossary

Data Validation Option User Guide

Data Validation Option User Guide

Connections Overview

Connections Overview

Data Validation Option uses connections to access the underlying data source for single tables, table pairs, and views. Data Validation Option connections refer to the PowerCenter connection objects.
The following table describes data sources that are applicable to Data Validation Option:
Data Sources
Types of Data Sources
Enterprise application
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • SAS
File
  • Flat files
  • XML
PowerExchange
  • Adabas
  • DB2 for i5/OS
  • DB2 for z/OS
  • IMS
  • Sequential files
  • VSAM
Relational
  • IBM DB2
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Netezza
  • ODBC
  • Oracle
  • Sybase
  • Teradata
Data Validation Option uses a native connection for all types of data sources. Data Validation Option connects to these data sources through ODBC.
The connection properties vary based on the type of data source. You do not have to configure connection properties for all connection types. For example, when you select a Salesforce or SAS connection for a table pair, you do not have to configure any connection properties.
You cannot override the owner name for Salesforce, SAS, and SAP data sources.