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Manage validation results

Available with Data Reviewer license.

Tutorial summary

You can use Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro to validate data created, edited, or referenced in your project to ensure it meets data quality requirements defined by your organization. Features that do not meet quality requirements are centrally managed from your geodatabase as Reviewer results. Results contain information about the source of the error, how and when the error was detected, and the reason for the error.

In this tutorial, you will use data in the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro tutorial package to validate address features such as road centerlines, facilities, and site addresses. Features that fail validation are written to a geodatabase to facilitate review and corrective workflows.

Estimated time

30 minutes

Software requirements

ArcGIS Pro 2.1

Data requirements

The data for this tutorial is available from the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro Tutorial page. This package contains an ArcGIS Pro project package and a subset of the Local Government sample data. To download the data, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro Tutorial page.
  2. Choose Download.
  3. Extract the files to a convenient location on your computer, such as C:\Data_Reviewer_for_ArcGIS_Pro_Tutorial.

Open the project

In this exercise, you will work in the Reviewer Results pane to identify and correct features in error and update the life cycle phase of a result to document your progress.

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro and sign in if necessary.
    Caution:

    If you have not already downloaded the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro tutorial data, see the data requirements listed above.

  2. On the start page, under your recent projects, click Open another project.
    Note:

    If you already have a project open, click Open Open Project on the Quick Access Toolbar and go to step 4.

  3. On the Open page, under Open, click Computer and click Browse Browse.
  4. Browse to the Data_Reviewer\Exercise_5 folder on the Open Project dialog box.
    Note:

    The Data_Reviewer\Exercise_5 folder is located in the directory where the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro tutorial package was extracted.

  5. Select DataReviewerArcGISProTutorial_Exercise5.ppkx.
  6. Click OK.
  7. The project opens with a topographic basemap with city data zoomed to Naperville, Illinois.

Review validation results

Results are created through multiple workflows including automated validation of features using validation check and semi-automated workflows such as redlines created when visually reviewing data against an authoritative source. Regardless of how these results were created, they are stored in a geodatabase to enable centralized management and reporting of known data issues. The Reviewer Results pane enables you to view, interact with, and manage the results of your data validation.

In this section, you will work in the Reviewer Results pane and browse results created during validation.

  1. In the Catalog pane, expand Reviewer Results.
  2. Expand Session Results, right-click 1 : ArcGIS Pro Tutorial, and click Open.

    The Reviewer Results pane opens and displays the validation results created in previous exercises. This information includes the life cycle phase and status of the result, the unique identifier and source of the error, a descriptive title, and the severity of the error relative to other errors.

  3. Double-click the ID column header in the Reviewer Results pane to sort the results in ascending order.

    Reviewer Results pane

  4. From the Reviewer Results menu Menu, select the Feature Results filter to display only those results associated with features and rows in your map.
  5. Click the row expander (+) for feature 9 to display details of the result.

    The result row expands to display error details that include a description of the error, user-defined notes, and life cycle information such as the user name associated with identifying, correcting, and verifying the error.

    Reviewer Results details

  6. In the Reviewer Results pane, double-click the row header of a result to zoom to and select the feature associated with the result.

    The feature in error is selected, and the map zooms to it.

  7. In the Reviewer Results pane, right-click the row header of another result and click Pan To Results.

    The feature in error is selected and the map pans to it.

Correct Reviewer results

Results follow a defined life cycle that progresses through three distinct phases. All results begin in the Review phase, where they are assessed and corrective actions are taken. Once a result is corrected (or marked as an exception) it then progresses to the Corrected phase, where related feature can be assessed to ensure that the correction applied is appropriate. Results that have been corrected properly are moved into the Verified phase. Results that fail verification are returned to the Review phase for additional work.

In this section, you will review some of the results and correct some of the conditions found during validation. You will then update the life cycle phase of the result to Corrected.

  1. Double-click the ID column header in the Reviewer Results pane to sort the results in ascending order.
  2. Right-click the row header for feature 204 and click Zoom To Results.

    The feature is selected and the map zooms to the Mill School facility point feature. The point needs to be moved to the center of the polygon feature and the edits must be saved.

  3. Move the facility point for the Mill School site.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for FacilitySitePoint (ID: 323).
  5. Once both points are moved, select FacilitySitePoint (ID: 204) and FacilitySitePoint (ID: 323).
  6. Right-click the selected records and click Update Results.

    The Update Results pane appears with the results listed under the Review phase group.

    Update Results pane

  7. Select the FacilitySitePoint (ID: 204) result in the tree view.
  8. Click the Update Correction Status drop-down arrow in the Status pane and choose Resolved.
  9. Type Moved facility point in the Correction Notes text box.
  10. Uncheck the Automatically verify result check box in the Status pane.
    Note:

    When Automatically verify result is checked, results that have been corrected are automatically moved to the to the Verified state.

  11. Click Apply.

    The result's status changes to Resolved, and it appears under a new Correction phase group in the tree view. The icon for the result also changes in the Reviewer Results pane.

  12. Repeat steps 7 through 11 for FacilitySitePoint (ID: 323).

Both results are now in the Correction phase.

Verify Reviewer results

After results are in the Correction phase, another analyst can review the corrected records and verify that they have been resolved. The verification part of the workflow allows you to move records to the Verified state and end the life cycle for the result.

In this section, you will verify all the results that are in the Corrected phase.

  1. Click FacilitySitePoint (ID: 204) in the Correction phase group in the Update Results pane.
  2. Click the Update Verification Status drop-down arrow in the Status pane and choose Acceptable.
  3. Type Error Verified in the Verification Notes text box.
  4. Click Apply.

    The result's status changes to Acceptable, and it appears in a new Verification phase group in the tree view. The icon for the record also changes in the Reviewer Results pane.

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for FacilitySitePoint (ID: 323).

    Reviewer Results verified results

All results are thus verified.

Once you are finished, no more results will be in the Corrected state on the Update Results pane. You have completed the quality assurance workflow from configuring your project to storing error results, to validating your data using configured checks implemented in your project using either Reviewer batch jobs or Reviewer rules. Finally, you have reviewed, corrected, and verified results returned by automated validation.