Validation view


This section provides a detailed description of the Validation view. The Validation view provides a list of errors that currently exist in any of the components you have defined.

CAST recommends that the errors displayed in this view are corrected prior to running an analysis or generating a Snapshot.

Error validation

The errors that are flagged in the Validation view are errors that will prevent the CAST Management Studio from carrying out tasks correctly.

Some example validation errors are as follows:

In general, errors flagged in the Validation view indicate fields in an editor that remain empty when they should not.

View headings
Path Shows the location of the error - i.e. the editor in which the error can be corrected. Take the following example:

This error is located as follows:

Application (MEUDON) > Source Code Package as defined in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool (VB_CASTPUBS) > Analysis Unit (new J2EE Analysis Unit)

You may find that names are repeated in the path if the source code package or the Analysis Unit are named the same as Technology (for example "J2EE").

Error Indicates the error
Auto error validation

The Validation view is self-updating and will display a new error as soon as you have finished editing a field in an editor. It will also automatically remove errors when they are corrected.

Error correction

If you see an error displayed in the Validation view, you simply need to double click it to correct it. This will open the editor in which the error is located, allowing you to correct the problem. When the editor is displayed, a the field title will be highlighted in red indicating the field that is creating the error and which you need to correct (as shown below):

Display

The Validation view is displayed by default. If you close it, you can re-display it by:

Similarity to Verification view

The checks carried out automatically for the Validation view are similar to the checks carried out for the Verification view. The following differences exist:

See Also

Verification view


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