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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

Rules and Guidelines for User-Defined Functions

Rules and Guidelines for User-Defined Functions

Use the following guidelines when you create user-defined functions and use them in Data Validation Option:
  • User-defined functions are defined in PowerCenter at folder level. They exist in a specific folder in the PowerCenter repository.
  • You must define a user-defined function in the target folder where Data Validation Option jobs are run so that Data Validation Option can access the function. In the Data Validation Client, you can view the target folder in the list of target repository properties when you edit the PowerCenter repository.
  • You cannot validate an expression that uses a user-defined function. The Data Validation Client cannot validate user-defined functions that are defined in the PowerCenter repository. If the expression is a valid PowerCenter expression, it will run correctly.
    If you validate an expression that uses a user-defined function, the Data Validation Client display an error message similar to the following message: