Validate Repository utility

The Validate Repository utility validates every definition in your repository. It performs most of the same validations that would occur if you were to edit each definition within Repository. You should run this utility on every new repository that you create with the Load Repository Schema utility, especially those that have been merged.

1. Select Utilities > Validate Repository. The default repository filenames displayed are determined by the logic discussed in Determining the repository files used.

1. Validating repository definitions.

2. Enter data in each field as instructed below.

Repository main file

Enter or select the name of the repository main file to validate.

Repository text file

Enter or select the name of the repository text file to validate.

Log file

Enter the name of the file in which you want errors to be logged. By default, the file is named VALIDATE.LOG and created in the current working directory. If the file already exists, it is overwritten. If the validation utility finds no errors, the file will be empty.

3. Exit the window to validate the specified repository.

As the repository is being validated, status messages are displayed in the lower‑left corner of the window. When processing is complete, a message displays the number of errors logged.

4. To return to the Utilities menu, press enter.


The example below shows the type of information that the log file contains if errors are found.

Format MONEY: Invalid justification specified. 
Template DIG8MONY: Invalid format name specified.