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Installing the App in Nautobot

Here you will find detailed instructions on how to install and configure the App within your Nautobot environment.


  • The app is compatible with Nautobot 2.0.0 and higher.
  • Databases supported: PostgreSQL, MySQL


Please check the dedicated page for a full compatibility matrix and the deprecation policy.

Access Requirements

Install Guide


Apps can be installed manually or using Python's pip. See the nautobot documentation for more details. The pip package name for this app is nautobot-data-validation-engine.

The app is available as a Python package via PyPI and can be installed with pip:

pip install nautobot-data-validation-engine

To ensure Data Validation Engine is automatically re-installed during future upgrades, create a file named local_requirements.txt (if not already existing) in the Nautobot root directory (alongside requirements.txt) and list the nautobot-data-validation-engine package:

echo nautobot-data-validation-engine >> local_requirements.txt

Once installed, the app needs to be enabled in your Nautobot configuration. The following block of code below shows the additional configuration required to be added to your file:

  • Append "nautobot_data_validation_engine" to the PLUGINS list.
  • Append the "nautobot_data_validation_engine" dictionary to the PLUGINS_CONFIG dictionary and override any defaults.
# In your
PLUGINS = ["nautobot_data_validation_engine"]

#   "nautobot_data_validation_engine": {
#   }
# }

Once the Nautobot configuration is updated, run the Post Upgrade command (nautobot-server post_upgrade) to run migrations and clear any cache:

nautobot-server post_upgrade

Then restart (if necessary) the Nautobot services which may include:

  • Nautobot
  • Nautobot Workers
  • Nautobot Scheduler
sudo systemctl restart nautobot nautobot-worker nautobot-scheduler

App Configuration