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Check format and structure of import file-data

Sep 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM
Dear Seddryck,

is it possible to test the format (and maybe perhaps structure, fields) of import file-data?
I looked into the documentation part "Test the format of the query's result" and this is intended for the testing of MDX-result sets.
If it's not possible, would you see this as a valid use case for a new type of test?

We sometimes have issues with CSV/XLS/TXT-files when the data is not consistently delivered by accident and we need to import the data. This might be testable automatically.

Best regards,
Sep 19, 2014 at 10:24 PM
This is more a check than a test. I'm not sure it's well-suited to include this in NBi.
Marked as answer by Xnyl on 9/25/2014 at 6:37 AM
Sep 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM
I support your opinion. Especially performance-like this check might have a huge Impact. Furthermore, these checks would be better off within the import-routine which doesn't accept false data rows or structure, anyway.