CSV Validator

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CSV Validator
Validation of CSV files against user-defined schema
License:Mozilla Public Licence version 2.0
Platforms:Cross platform (Scala 2.10/Java Virtual Machine)
Function:Metadata Processing,Validation
Content type:Spreadsheet,Document,Research Data
Appears in COW:Creating a SIP from content downloaded from OneDrive (or other Cloud based source)


The CSV Validator is designed to allow validation of CSV files against user defined schema. It was developed at The National Archives (UK) to allow the validation of metadata files being received in CSV format. This was driven by the fact that CSV data is very easy to create for all users, via spreadsheet tools, or at worst any text editor. However, there was previously no straightforward way of checking that the received CSV files actually had the expected number of columns, or that those columns contained data of the type expected. Version 1.0 of the tool was released in July 2014, additional developer involvement is encouraged. The CSV Validator serves as reference implementation for the CSV Schema Language version 1.0, released simultaneously. Further information in post on The National Archives blog.

[CSV Schema Language version 1.1 was released on 25 January 2016, alongside CSV Validator 1.1.


You can download CSV Validator under https://github.com/digital-preservation/csv-validator/releases.

User Experiences[edit]

Development Activity[edit]

All development activity is visible on Github: https://github.com/digital-preservation/csv-validator/commits

Release Feed[edit]

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2017-01-26 14:59:56
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.1.5 CSV Validator 1.1.5]
by DavidUnderdown
2017-01-26 15:04:59
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.2-RC2 CSV Validator 1.2-RC2]
by DavidUnderdown
2016-06-01 11:32:44
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.2-RC1 CSV Validator 1.2-RC1]
by DavidUnderdown

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 activity feeds:

2021-07-14 12:51:39
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/62bc3876885a298666f0bd66806132c1577040fc Merge pull request #317 from digital-preservation/dependabot/maven/co…]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2021-07-14 00:30:31
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/6153aa531ed01a5321cade0a3b3a344d2844ab8a Bump commons-io from 2.10.0 to 2.11.0]
by dependabot https://github.com/dependabot
2021-06-25 13:40:26
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/94988ec0aaa932654551cede8ec7faa0649f16fb [maven-release-plugin] prepare for next development iteration]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2021-06-25 13:40:20
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/064bd5be63d16dfc35a56f8cc06d10ceeef768f0 [maven-release-plugin] prepare release 1.2-RC3]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2021-06-24 13:49:51
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/150cb34270099dee906a1034b014b4bf90e95b0a Remove AppVeyor Badge]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter