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Only text files whose names start with one of the recognized prefix letters (P, A, M, or S) are checked. See Report File Naming for details about file naming conventions.  If you are validating one file at a time and you choose a file with an invalid initial letter, it will fail validation.


  1. Select one of the form types in the Select Form to Openframe.

  2. Select the Validate Filebutton (or the menu item Validate –> File).

  3. You will be prompted with a standard Windows dialog box to select a file from the report folder to validate.



    The list of files displayed is filtered to show only those with the correct initial letter (see Report File Naming).

  4. Pick Either pick the file you want to validate or navigate to the folder containing the file you want and select the Openbutton.

  5. When file validation is finished, you will see a message box telling you whether or not the file passed validation.

  6. If the file did not pass, open the exception report, fix the errors in the file and then re-try the validation.


  1. Select the menu item Validate –> Folder.

  2. You are asked whether you saved your files in the current report folder. If you answer Yes, the program proceeds with validation. If you answer No, you are shown a dialog box to select the folder that contains the report files.

  3. When validation is finished, a message box informs you:

    1. How many files were checked.
    2. How many of those files passed validation.
    3. How many files have had warnings.
    4. How many files failed validation.

  4. Exception reports are created for any files with either Warnings or Errors.