Reported for version 10
Which of the VIN Validation Step and VIN Validation Component is recommended to use?
Generally, when there is a step and a component available it is recommended to use component. Components contain the step itself, provide additional validation(s) and/or cleansing and have a better validation algorithm. In addition, components contain all necessary lookup directories.
In the case of VIN validation, the usefulness of the component is even more obvious thanks to the lookup folders. The step should be used only in advanced strategies as detailed knowledge of validating VIN is required.
Validate VIN step can be found in the Insert Step window (press Insert key for the window to pop out).
VIN Validation Component is on the Component panel under Generic Components > Cleanse Vehicle Identification Number.