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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

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