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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

Threshold

Threshold

A threshold is a numeric value that defines an acceptable margin of error for a test. You can enter a threshold for aggregate tests and for value tests with numeric datatypes.
An aggregate test fails if the number of non-matching records exceed the threshold value. For example, you run a COUNT test that uses the “≈” operator and set the threshold to 10. The test passes when the results are within 10 records of each other.
In a value test, the threshold defines the numeric margin of error used when comparing two values. For example, you run a VALUE test that uses the “=” operator. The test compares a REAL field with a value of 100.99 to an INTEGER field with a value of 101. The test passes when the threshold value is at least 0.01.
You can enter an absolute value or a percentage value as the threshold. To enter a percentage value as the threshold, suffix the number with a percentage (%) sign. For example, 0.1%.
You must configure the threshold if the test uses the approximate operator.