Validating a flat file definition

Validating a flat file definition ensures that your definition is syntactically and semantically correct. The results should be considered as an indication of the validity of a definition. Validation in Flat File Definition covers these tasks:

Check the structure of the flat file definition. This is useful when the flat file definition is created manually using an XML editor and then imported into the tool.


You must validate that a flat file definition is correct according to the specification of the Flat File Message.

Use this procedure to validate the syntax and semantics of a flat file definition.

  1. Open an existing template flat file or a flat file definition.
  2. In the Flat File Definition Editor, right-click in the Message Definition tree view, select Validate.

    The Validation Information dialog displays the result of the validation process.