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Run Reviewer rules on features

Available with Data Reviewer license.

Automated validation of features using Reviewer rules allows you to quickly assess whether features meet the defined data quality requirements of your project. The Run Reviewer Rules command validates features using a selection set or the current map extent.

Note:

When validating shapefile-based feature layers, only saved features will be validated.

Validate selected features

Validation based on a selection set allows focused review on features of interest. This includes validating features as you edit them or when you need to determine if a subset of features meets quality requirements.

  1. In the Catalog pane, open the map that contains features that require validation.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Manage Quality Manage Quality to activate the Manage Quality tab.
  3. Select the features for validation using your preferred method (either interactively or using other methods such as select by attributes or select by location). For more information, see Select features interactively.
  4. On the Manage Quality tab, click Run Reviewer Rules Run Reviewer Rules to validate the selected features.
    Note:

    Run Reviewer Rules Run Reviewer Rules is unavailable when either of the following is true:

    • The active map does not contain Reviewer rules. For more information, see Create new Reviewer rules.
    • A default Reviewer results session has not been configured in the project, or the Reviewer Results pane is closed. For more information, see Access validation results.

    Features detected as errors are automatically written as a result to a Reviewer session and can be viewed in the Reviewer Results pane. For more information, see Access validation results.

    Note:

    Results are written to either the Reviewer results session displayed in the active Reviewer Results pane or the project's default session.

Validate features within the map extent

Validating features using a map extent allows you to quickly assess many features without the need to create a selection set. This may be useful when you need to establish a baseline for whether data within your project's area of interest meets data quality requirements.

  1. In the Catalog pane, open the map that contains features that require validation.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Manage Quality Manage Quality to activate the Manage Quality tab.
  3. Pan or zoom the map to the area that contains features for validation using your preferred map navigation method (either interactively or using a bookmark). For more information, see Navigation.
  4. On the Manage Quality tab, click Run Reviewer Rules Run Reviewer Rules to validate the features in the current map extent.
    Note:

    Run Reviewer Rules Run Reviewer Rules is unavailable when either of the following is true:

    • The active map does not contain Reviewer rules. For more information, see Create new Reviewer rules.
    • A default Reviewer results session has not been configured in the project, or the Reviewer Results pane is closed. For more information, see Access validation results.

    Features detected as errors are automatically written as a result to a Reviewer session and can be viewed in the Reviewer Results pane. For more information, see Access validation results.

    Note:

    Results are written to either the Reviewer results session displayed in the active Reviewer Results pane or the project's default session.

View validation history

Features that fail automated validation are automatically written as Reviewer results to enable corrective workflows and reporting. A history of the automated validation performed on features in your map is available that allows you to manage pending and active validations, identify rules that have failed to execute properly, and quickly access result summaries.

You can check the results of your current or previous validations by clicking History, which is found in the Automated Review group on the Manage Quality tab.

History of automated validation

1

Validation pending

2

Validation cancelled (may include errors detected before cancellation)

3

Validation in progress

4

Validation completed with errors detected

5

Validation completed with no errors detected

6

Validation failed

7

Cancel validation