This page shows the Test Data Activity for Database Validation, a technique to validate defined data rules against a database. Learn how to set-up and configurate the Database Validation and Exploring Data Rules Activity.
Validating and exploring data rules involves the process of verifying the integrity of user-defined "soft" links and investigating potential new rules within a database system. Soft links, unlike hard links or defined relationships, are not explicitly enforced by the database schema, making their validation crucial for maintaining data consistency and quality. This process helps identify and report any instances of invalid data that may compromise the accuracy of the database.
Furthermore, exploring data rules includes the discovery of implicit rules or patterns in the database and categorizing database entities based on these findings. This process not only enhances the understanding of the data landscape but also aids in optimizing database design, improving data management practices, and informing future data-driven decision-making.