Load Question Data - Step 6 - Validate

The Validate step of the load process is where the system validates the data contained in the uploaded file.

Validation Progress

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 the View Errors button 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