Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 19

Volume 19 Number 3, Pages 271-276

Fall 2008


Teaching Case
Five Data Validation Cases


Mark G. Simkin
University of Nevada - Reno
Reno, NV 89557, USA

Abstract: Data-validation routines enable computer applications to test data to ensure their accuracy, completeness, and conformance to industry or proprietary standards. This paper presents five programming cases that require students to validate five different types of data: (1) simple user data entries, (2) UPC codes, (3) passwords, (4) ISBN numbers, and (5) credit card numbers.

Keywords: Data validation, Computer programming, Check digits, ISBN numbers, UPC codes

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Recommended Citation: Simkin, M. G. (2008). Teaching Case: Five Data Validation Cases. Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(3), pp. 271-276.