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Validate the validity definitions

The validation routine ensures that field, file, form, and application names referenced in the definition are valid. It also prompts for a data type if you have left the Field Type field blank.

To validate the validity definitions:

  1. Open a validity record.
    1. Click Tailoring > Database Manager.
    2. Type validity in the Form field, and then click Search.

      A list of the validity form records in your database opens.

    3. Double-click a validity Format Name record, and then click Search.

      The Validity Table Specifications form opens.

    4. Click Search.

      A list of data validation records opens.

    5. Select a record.
  2. Click More or the More Actions icon, and choose Validate.

If the validation routine detects an invalid entry, a message appears in the status bar and a form opens with a list of field names to select the correct entry.

If all the record entries are valid, a message appears in the status bar stating that the validity record entries are valid.

Related concepts

Data validation
Format Control processes

Related tasks

Display value summary details
Display range summary details
Create validity table definitions
Add field-level definitions
Add value definitions
Add range definitions
Delete an entire validity record
Delete a single value or range definition
Delete value or range definitions from a table
Print a detailed report of an entire validity record
Validate fields during record processing
Create a validity lookup option in Format Control
Call validate.fields from Format Control

Related references

Validity validation rules