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Data Controller for SAS® - DQ Validations

Overview

Quality in, Quality out! Data Controller lets you enforce quality checks at the point of data entry, both directly via the web interface and also via Excel uploads.

Default Checks

By default, the following frontend rules are always applied:

  • Length checking per target table variable lengths
  • Type checking per target table datatypes
  • Not Null check per target table constraints
  • Primary Key checking per business key defined in MPE_TABLES

It is possible to configure a number of other rules by updating the MPE_VALIDATIONS table. Simply set the BASE_LIB, BASE_DS and BASE_COL values, and ensure RULE_ACTIVE=1 for it to be applied.

Configurable Checks

Check back frequently as we plan to keep growing this list of checks.

RULE_TYPE RULE_VALUE DESCRIPTION
CASE UPCASE Will enforce the case of cell values. Valid values: UPCASE, LOWCASE, PROPCASE
NOTNULL (defaultval) Will prevent submission if null values are present. Optional - provide a default value.
MINVAL 1 Defines a minimum value for a numeric cell
MAXVAL 1000000 Defines a maximum value for a numeric cell
HARDSELECT sashelp.class.name A distinct list of values (max 1000) are taken from this library.member.column reference, and the value must be in this list. This list may be supplemented by entries in the MPE_SELECTBOX table.
SOFTSELECT dcdemo.mpe_tables.libref A distinct list of values (max 1000) are taken from this library.member.column reference, and the value may be in this list. This list may be supplemented by entries in the MPE_SELECTBOX table.