Validating a Viewpoint

You can validate a viewpoint to determine if there are any data integrity issues. You might validate a viewpoint after an import process from an external source. Or you may want to validate a viewpoint before you export data from the viewpoint to an external application.

Validations are run for all nodes, relationships, and properties in the viewpoint and may differ depending on the application type, dimension type, and node types for the viewpoint. All system, application-level, and custom validations as well as all constraints are run when you validate a viewpoint. See Understanding Validations and Constraints.


If you open a viewpoint in a duplicate tab, you can run validations from the original tab for that viewpoint only. You cannot run a validation directly from the duplicate tab. However, because both the original and the duplicate tabs display the same viewpoint, any validation issues that are displayed in the original tab will also be displayed in the duplicate tab.

To validate a viewpoint:

  1. From Views, open an active view.

  2. Select a viewpoint.

  3. Place your cursor to the right of the viewpoint name, click the menu icon select menu, and then select Validate.


    From an open view, you can also click Validate validate button (or validate tab button, depending on your theme) from the left side of the page. Select a viewpoint, and then click validate viewpoint button at the top of the Validate window to validate the selected viewpoint.

  4. Optional: If there are validation errors, click Download Validation Results dowload validation issues icon to download the validation errors to a file. This enables you to review the errors offline. You can correct the errors in the file and load the corrected file as request items. See Making Changes Using a Load File.