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), Digital archiving workflow (high-level)


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:

2022-02-14 15:17:28
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.2-RC4 CSV Validator 1.2-RC4]
by adamretter
2022-02-14 13:57:31
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.2-RC3 CSV Validator 1.2-RC3]
by adamretter
2017-01-26 14:59:56
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/9081590/1.1.5 CSV Validator 1.1.5]
by DavidUnderdown

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 activity feeds:

2022-05-01 09:40:45
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/eb0a4bac6914bb76b6fddccb430b13906f208a14 [maven-release-plugin] rollback the release of 1.2.0-RC5]
by luketebbs https://github.com/luketebbs
2022-04-25 22:56:03
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/73cb48d5ca00ad4e43deb85c4d5f6f12ed5384ea [maven-release-plugin] prepare for next development iteration]
by luketebbs https://github.com/luketebbs
2022-04-04 07:25:28
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/91f666641248609a9e7b8d660d576564e433e4fc Merge pull request #371 from digital-preservation/add-luketebbs-to-pom]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter
2022-04-04 06:15:04
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/488ebda8435b80fd8d321cf3b2a864159893e932 Add Luke Tebbs to parent POM]
by luketebbs https://github.com/luketebbs
2022-03-31 10:06:31
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e9a0d6580adb5dbfe957e9aa50d019f14d73b8bd Merge pull request #354 from digital-preservation/ci-fix]
by adamretter https://github.com/adamretter