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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Test Data Management
  3. Test Data Manager
  4. Projects
  5. Policies
  6. Data Discovery
  7. Data Subset
  8. Data Masking
  9. Data Masking Techniques and Parameters
  10. Data Generation
  11. Data Generation Techniques and Parameters
  12. Working with Test Data Warehouse
  13. Analyzing Test Data with Data Coverage
  14. Plans and Workflows
  15. Monitor
  16. Reports
  17. ilmcmd
  18. tdwcmd
  19. tdwquery
  20. Data Type Reference
  21. Data Type Reference for Test Data Warehouse
  22. Data Type Reference for Hadoop
  23. Glossary

Mask Format

Mask Format

Configure a mask format to limit each character in the output column to an alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric character.
If you do not define a mask format, the PowerCenter Integration Service replaces each source character with any character. If the mask format is longer than the input string, the PowerCenter Integration Service ignores the extra characters in the mask format. If the mask format is shorter than the source string, the PowerCenter Integration Service does not mask the characters at the end of the source string.
The mask format contains uppercase characters. When you enter a lowercase mask character, Test Data Manager converts the character to uppercase.
The following table describes mask format characters:
Character
Description
A
Alphabetical characters. For example, ASCII characters a to z and A to Z.
D
Digits. From 0 through 9.
N
Alphanumeric characters. For example, ASCII characters a to z, A to Z, and 0-9.
X
Any character. For example, alphanumeric or symbol.
+
No masking.
R
Remaining characters. R specifies that the remaining characters in the string can be any character type. R must appear as the last character of the mask.