How to Validate a Job

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You can validate jobs for syntactical correctness before running them, if required.

To validate a job:

ยท Click the Validate button in the Jobs window, or select the job in the Jobs window, and choose Special, Validate from the menu bar.

All the tasks used in the job are checked, and those tasks that are correct will have their Correct flags set to correct. If all tasks, and the job itself are completely correct, the Correct flag for the job will also be set to correct.

If the SQL statement for a task is not correct, the Correct flag for that task is NOT set to incorrect. The job itself will be set to incorrect. The reason for this is that the task may be incorrect in the context of this particular job, but if it is used in other jobs, the task may be correct in the context of those jobs.