Table 11: Data File Checking Programs

Program Purpose Error/Warning
name check (nck) * compares name endings with recorded gender
* compares sorting code against known codes
warning
warning
place check (pck) * checks place qualifier against authorised list
* checks place code against authorised list
error
error
date check (dck) * checks date syntax
* checks date range (e.g. first date comes before second date)
book check (bck) * checks book id. against authorised list
* checks book patterns
* checks reference comments against authorised list
error
error
error
final bracket check (fck) * checks secondary place syntax
* checks secondary place code against authorised list
* checks secondary name against known list
* checks homonym value against authorised list
* checks relationship code against authorised list
* checks status code against authorised list
* checks attribution comments against authorised list
error
error
warning
error
error
error
error
Last update: 8-May-1996



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