Tests a database against a set of rules (one per line) in a 'data dictionary file'. Rules will be summarized in the returned object: the variable/column, the rule, any comment after the rule, the execution success, the total number of rule violations if any, the record id for any non-compliant records. Rules that can't be executed for any reason will be marked as 'failed'.
a list of rules in rule format
The rule file must be a simple list of one rule per line. Functions can be used but since they are applied on a 'vector' (the column) they should be used within a sapply statement (see example rule file). Rules may be separated by empty lines or lines with comment character #. Comments after a rule within the same line will be used for display in the summary table and should be short. A rule must only test one variable and one aspect at a time.
a data.profile object or NA
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library(stringr) # Get example data files atable <- system.file("examples/db.csv", package = "datacheck") arule <- system.file("examples/rules1.R", package = "datacheck") aloctn <- system.file("examples/location.csv", package = "datacheck") # for use in is.oneOf ctable <- basename(atable) crule <- basename(arule) cloctn <- basename(aloctn) cwd <- tempdir() owd <- getwd() setwd(cwd) file.copy(atable, ctable) file.copy(arule, crule) file.copy(aloctn, cloctn) at <- read.csv(ctable, stringsAsFactors = FALSE) ad <- read_rules(crule) db <- datadict_profile(at, ad) is_datadict_profile(db) == TRUE db setwd(owd)
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