Data Initialization, Verification and Control

Aspects of the use of data

Data initialization, verification and control are important aspects of modeling applications. In general, verification of initialized data is required to check for input and consistency errors. When handling multiple data input sets, data control helps you to clean and maintain your internal data.

This chapter

This chapter describes how AIMMS implements data initialization, as well as the Assert mechanisms that you can use to verify the validity of the data of your model. In addition, this chapter describes the data control statements that you can use to maintain the data of your model in good order. All explicit forms of data communication with text files, cases and external databases are discussed in subsequent chapters.