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ITX output validation

ITX has option to validation the input file against schema by using the Schema-validation Option on the input card. Same can be disabled by choosing Well-formed. This option is not available for output file that is generated by the map.

It would be really helpful for all the client maps that use industry standards, to be able to validation if the output file generated was with values in all the mandatory fields and satisfy the conditions. This feature is not present at the moment.

It would be really good as a product, if the tool throws a warning or error when no value is mapped to a mandatory field or when it is run, the input does not hold a value that is mapped to a mandatory output field.

  • Guest
  • Jun 6 2018
  • Functionality already exists
What is your industry? Other
How will this idea be used?

A Retail customer which uses say for example GS1 standard does translation from Json/xml to GS1 xml standard. There are many systems where there are limitations to add an additional validation map or external validation process. It will be much simpler if the map on itself is able to fail when the output generated is not valid per the schema that is invoked. This will help avoid invalid files from being sent to end customer or further processing and fail right in the middle-ware application.

  • Guest commented
    11 Apr, 2019 09:02am

    When a output layout with no values populated in mandatory fields, it is expected to throw us some warning or error. That would be logical and more helpful. This will really be good, as I notice many other tools throwing this kind of error for missing mandatory values on output side. 

    It would be really good as a product, if the tool throws a warning or error when no value is mapped to a mandatory field or when it is run, the input does not hold a value that is mapped to a mandatory output field. 

  • Guest commented
    20 Feb, 2019 08:45am

    This doesn't work in all cases. We have come across scenarios where we cannot use multiple output card or use any run map. So the option to re-parse data is not possible. A simple output validation which exists in other transformation tools would be the ideal solution here.

  • Guest commented
    28 Aug, 2018 06:39pm

    This can likely be handled currently using more advanced techniques in mapping (for example, turning on map audit for or re-parsing the data).  We will consider this for a blog topic to give additional detail

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