The Validation Utility Tool (VUT) is a software utility that can be used to validate MDS 3.0 submission files in XML format. The tool enforces the edits that are mapped to the MDS 3.0 items, as published in the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications. The v2.2.0 VUT release continues to support the older specification versions while adding support for the v2.02 MDS Data Submission Specifications and associated Errata. Version 2.2.1 fixes a bug in Edit -3884. Version 2.2.2 supports Errata V2.02.4, which adds items to Edit -3897 and removes Edit -3907 from the Data Specifications. For additional information please review the MDS VUT ReadMe text file.
Please note that there are edits which the VUT cannot support because they are edits against existing ASAP system data. The VUT does not interface with ASAP therefore it cannot confirm those edits. The VUT does not currently interface with the RUG III and IV DLLs, therefore it does not recalculate and confirm that RUG values are correct.