3.4 Data Assurance

Topic Version1Published11/11/2016
For StandardCTA v2.1

The data assurance record declares conformance with a pre-defined data assurance policy of any data object being transferred using Energistics standards. The policies themselves do not need to be transferred along with the data (to do so would mean repeating the same policy definitions tens of thousands of times in a typical data transfer).

The data assurance record carries the policy ID of a policy (presumably a policy name or a number known to the receiver), a yes-or-no statement indicating conformance with the policy, the name of the person or software agent that determined conformance with the policy, and the date on which the conformance was determined. In addition, the data assurance record can also list which rules within the policy failed, resulting in a negative conformance.

For more information, see 4.8 Data Assurance.