Message Conformance


The Message Conformance validation lets you compare a received HL7 message against a profile in order to flag conformance gaps.  This is useful when you need to troubleshoot data flow in a live interface where the conformance profile has been documented. 

Validations are done on:

  • Segment presence and repeatability
  • Field presence, repeatability and length
  • Component presence and length
  • Data conformance:  Validation fields value in-line with associated code set (HL7 table)


Enabling Message Conformance Validation

  1. You can configure the conformance profile to use in the validation process.
  2. Check the option “Validate message/ACK conforms to profile
    A new tab “Message Conformance” will appear.

A list of warnings is produced.  Each row is a broken profile conformance rule.