COUNTER R5 Validation Tool
We are pleased to announce that this tool is now available.
You can use the tool to validate COUNTER Release 5 JSON or Tabular reports.
Updates to the COUNTER Release 5 Validation Tool
Following your helpful feedback, we have enhanced the COUNTER Release 5 Validation Tool, adding checks that were previously missing. We would encourage all content providers to test their reports again, because the improved tool can now identify additional issues.
The upgraded Validation Tool now detects if metrics are missing or if the counts don’t make sense. For example, the Validation Tool will detect when there are less Total_Item_Requests than Unique_Item_Requests for a title (which would be a critical error). Please note that it is only possible to fully check if Unique_Title metrics are missing when the Data_Type is known, i.e. only for Master Reports with Data_Type included, TR_B1 and TR_B3.
This update includes: