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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to TDM Administration
  3. User and Role Administration
  4. Security Administration
  5. System Preferences
  6. TDM Server Administration
  7. Connections
  8. Pass Phrases
  9. Dictionaries

TDM Connections

TDM Connections

To perform data discovery, data subset, and data masking operations, you need a profiling connection, a repository connection, and source and target database connections.
To perform data discovery operations, an application requires connections to a database source and a Data Integration Service. To perform data subset and masking operations, workflows that you generate from plans require connections to services, the TDM repository, and source and target databases.
TDM uses the following connections:
  • Profiling connection. Create a connection to the Data Integration Service that you want to run data discovery operations. The profiling connection includes connection details for the Model Repository Service associated with the Data Integration Service.
  • TDM repository connection. Create a connection to the TDM repository when you create the Test Data Manager Service from the Administrator tool. Test Data Manager uses the TDM repository to store the metadata from sources that you import.
  • Database connections. Create connections to the source and target databases to perform data discovery, data subset, and data masking operations. When you create a database connection in Test Data Manager, you define connection information for workflows and profiles. When you run a workflow or profile, Test Data Manager uses the connection information to create connection objects in the Model repository.