How to Validate Flat File with its Control File?

This video explores how to leverage control files to validate flat file data, ensuring consistency and data integrity.

Flat files are commonly used to store data. However, discrepancies can arise during data transfer or manipulation. Control files provide additional information about a flat file, often including record counts.

iceDQ’s checksum rules empower you to compare data between a flat file and its control file. This video demonstrates the process of creating a rule that establishes connections to both the flat file (source) and control file (target), validates record counts using checksums (A checksum is a calculated value based on the data content, ensuring data hasn’t been altered) and compares the record count in the control file with the actual record count in the flat file.

By successfully running the rule, you can identify inconsistencies between the files. This helps maintain data accuracy and prevent errors in downstream processes that rely on this data.

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