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


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:

2021-04-30 12:20:44
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/ce3335e82524c0ab4731d09a512d015de8a30d35 Merge pull request #286 from digital-preservation/dependabot/maven/ju…]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2021-04-29 21:34:42
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/0b963b4d928f0bb2fc5b9dfc7b9ce16ccf85228b Bump junit from 4.13.1 to 4.13.2]
by dependabot https://github.com/dependabot
2021-04-29 21:34:03
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/3ac5caab7cc0079e023739829558a015672b0471 Merge pull request #285 from digital-preservation/dependabot/add-v2-c…]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2021-04-29 20:17:58
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/f708c73a32fd8e399320da0be1b217fc03368bf6 Upgrade to GitHub-native Dependabot]
by dependabot-preview https://github.com/dependabot-preview
2020-10-22 11:17:58
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e76c654634fde96257b8a487f4ee8b65e9f0e201 Merge pull request #261 from digital-preservation/dependabot/maven/jo…]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter