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This rule belongs to the metadata-validation ruleset and states that:

The path provided for a custom ruleset file using the FilePath property must be a valid non-empty relative path. Absolute URLs are not supported. The path must resolve into a correctly structured ruleset file.

Maximum SeverityError
MessageFile path provided for the custom ruleset is not valid.
Rule SystemSemantic
Broad CategoryValidation Configuration
Tagsmetadata api specification api file validation path custom ruleset ruleset configuration

Suggested Fixes

  • Ensure that the file path is not null or empty.
  • Ensure that the file path is not an absolute URL.
  • Ensure that the file path is a valid relative path to the ruleset file.
  • Ensure that the ruleset file exists at the path provided and is not corrupted/inaccessible.
  • Ensure that the ruleset file name provided matches exactly with the name of the ruleset file that is present in the directory.

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