The Validate step of the load process is where the system validates the data contained in the uploaded file.
Because fields can be created and customized for each resume section, the validations that are performed depend on the field type. Resume fields can be configured to be required. If a field is required on the Resume configuration page, then the field must be included in the data load.
The following field types are available:
|Attribute List||The attribute list values must be configured in the system prior to the data load. Values can be active or inactive within the system. The ability to load values that are inactive may be determined in the Processing Options.|
|Checkbox||Values must be either True, False, T, F, Yes, No, Y, N, Active, or Inactive.|
|Date Field||Date format must comply with standard format rules. International dates are supported when the Dates are in International format option is selected in the Processing Options pop-up. See the Domestic Date Formats and International Date Formats sections below for additional information.|
|Dropdown||The available drop-down options must be configured in the system prior to the data load. Drop-down values can be active or inactive within the system. The ability to load values that are inactive may be determined in the Processing Options.|
|Numeric Field||Positive and negative values are supported. Decimals are supported. The character limit for this field is 7.|
|Short Text Box||The character limit for this field is 100.|
|Scrolling Text Box||The character limit for this field is 2000.|
|Date Range Field||The date may contain a Month, Day, and Year. In addition, when only a Month and Year are entered, the Day value is set to the first day of the month. A Start Date is required. However, an End Date is optional. If an End Date is entered, it must occur after the Start Date.|
The following domestic date formats are supported:
The following international date formats are supported:
When you reach the Validate page, the system automatically begins validating the format of the data.
If there are no errors, the wizard automatically begins validating the data's compatibility with existing system data.
Depending on the number of records being loaded, any format and system validation errors can be viewed and the load can be initiated in different locations:
- For data files with 250 or less records, format and system validation errors can be viewed and the load can be initiated on the Validation page of the Data Load Wizard. The detailed error log can be viewed on the Data Load Queue page.
- For data files with over 250 records, format and system validation errors can be viewed and the load can be initiated on the Track Data Loads page of the Data Load Wizard. The system automatically opens this page once the validation begins.
Files with 250 or Less Records
If there are errors in the file, you have the option to view the errors by clicking thebutton to the right of the progress bar. This opens a pop-up which displays a list of the errors that exist in the file as well as a description for the error. Error descriptions are found in far right column, and each error contains its own description. This list can be exported to Excel or printed using the icons in the upper-left corner of the table.
After the data format is checked, a summary of the results is displayed, including:
- Number of records that will continue to system validation
- Number of records that have errors and cannot be loaded