You can configure non-interval tests to scan for data anomalies. This test scans for duplicate entries, overlapping dates, and compares the previous year’s data. Non-interval data activities include types of data, such as invoices or supplier statements, and is the main scan used. You can schedule a non-interval data anomaly test when you are creating the activity or at a later date. You can also update and change these settings at any time.


You can also run a non-interval data anomaly scan on multiple activities at once. For further information, go to Running data anomaly tests for non-interval data for multiple activities.

  1. In Diligent ESG, select Data Management and select GHG Activities.
  2. Locate the activity that you want to test in the table and select Select in the activity row.
  3. In the test details page, select Config to manage the test settings.
  4. Select the Anomaly test tab, expand Non-interval data – Anomaly test, and select the Scan non-interval data for anomalies checkbox.
  5. In the Activate column, select the Duplicate entries checkbox.
  6. In the Activate column, select the Date overlap checkbox.
  7. In the Activate column, select the Compare with same period last year checkbox, and in the Tolerance field, enter a tolerance percentage for the data to be above or below the previous years data before it registers as an anomaly. The default tolerance is 25%.
  8. In the Anomaly test reoccurrence dropdown, select how often the scan runs.
  9. In the Number of days after the scan when alerts appear field, enter the number of days after a scan occurs before a user is alerted to data anomalies.
  10. In the First scan date field, enter or select the date for the first scan.
  11. From the Scan historic data options, select Yes if you would like to scan data from a specific data, and in the First historical scan date field, enter or select the date.
  12. Select Save. The test runs immediately.

The system now scans the non-interval upload data files, and you can view the results in the Analysis>Data Anomalies page. For further information about this page, go to Viewing and managing data anomaly tests.

To configure emails to alert users to the data anomalies, go to Assigning alerts and reminders to activity owners and managers.