9.5. Validation Rule Group

A validation rule group provides a mechanism for classifying related validation rules. Another advantage of using validation rule groups is that it can later be run separately, instead of running all validation rules.

You can run the validation rules in a group interactively. To do so, choose Data Quality -> Validation Rule. You can choose whether to run all validation rules in the system, or just the rules in one group.

You can also run the rules in a group as part of a scheduled validation run, as described below.

For each validation rule group, you can specify one or more groups of users to be notified of validation rule exceptions. Alerts will be sent to these users from scheduled validation runs, or from interactive runs when you request to send alerts. To set this up:

By repeating these two steps, you can build any set of relations you need between validation rules and users to notify.

When you create or edit a validation rule group, there is an option called Only organisation unit related users are alerted. If this is set to Yes, then each user in the user group(s) will be alerted only for validation exceptions in an organisation unit to which the user has been assigned through user management -- or for any lower-level organisation unit under the assigned organisation unit. If this is set to No, then each user in the assigned user group(s) will be alerted for all validation exceptions in the group, regardless of their user-assigned organisation units.