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To help users with creation of Data Packages we have implemented a descriptor validation tool:

https://datahub.io/tools/validate

Now users can check the Data Package descriptor to be sure they have no errors in it.

How to use it

The descriptor should be stored online, e.g. on the github.

You should provide the URL to the descriptor (datapackage.json) file and press 'Validate' button.

:::info Online validator tool validates only the descriptor file.

Here you can read about the full data validation on the DataHub. :::

How we validate

We try to create a Data Package object using datapackage-js and then show user any errors the Data Package has with Package.valid and Package.errors methods. For example, here we validate following datapackage.json file that has invalid name property:

To create a valid Data Package, please read full datapackage.json specs here:

https://frictionlessdata.io/docs/data-package/