Syllabus Detail

  • Purpose and types of validation rules. 12 ATAR

The purpose of Data Validation

  • A validation rule verifies that data is entered correctly.
  • Validation rule's ensure that data entered in a record matches a specified standard, structure or range of values
  • Data validation provides consistent formatting and presentation of information in a database



  • A web form that asks for an email address, won't accept text input unless it has @ in the text
  • A password may be rejected because it is too short. Validation states it must be minimum x characters.
  • check digit is looking at the last 2 digits in a list of numbers  to confirm numbers are correct. Bar Code readers use this.
  • Range check - that the numbers entered fall within an expected range eg month must fall between 01 and 12.


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