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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

Test Properties for a Table Pair

Test Properties for a Table Pair

You define the test properties when you create a test for a table pair. Some test properties apply to specific tests.
The following table describes the test properties:
Property
Description
Function
The test you run such as COUNT, COUNT_DISTINCT, AinB, or VALUE.
Field A/B
The field that contains the values you want to compare when you run the test. You must select a field from each table in the table pair.
Operator
The arithmetic operator that defines how to compare each value in Field A with each value in Field B.
Threshold
The allowable margin of error for an aggregate or value test that uses the approximate operator. You can enter an absolute value or a percentage value.
Max Bad Records
The maximum number of records that can fail the comparison for a test to pass. You can enter an absolute value or a percentage value.
Case Insensitive
Ignores case when you run a test that compares string data.
Trim Trailing Spaces
Ignores trailing spaces when you run a test that compares string data. Data Validation Option does not remove the leading spaces in the string data.
Null=Null
Allows null values in two tables to be considered equal.
Condition A/B
Allows you to filter records after Data Validation Option joins the tables in the table pair. Enter a valid PowerCenter Boolean expression.
Field A/B is Expression
Allows you to enter an expression instead of a field name
Datatype
The datatype of the expression if you enter an expression instead of the field name.
Precision
The precision of the expression if you enter an expression instead of the field name.
Scale
The scale for the expression if you enter an expression instead of the field name. Maximum value is 99.
Comments
Information about a test. Data Validation Option displays the comments when you view test properties in the properties area.