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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Test Data Management
  3. Test Data Manager
  4. Projects
  5. Policies
  6. Data Discovery
  7. Creating a Data Subset
  8. Performing a Data Masking Operation
  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

Random Masking

Random Masking

Random masking produces random, non-repeatable results for the same source data and masking rules.
Random masking does not require a seed value. The results of random masking are non-deterministic. Use random masking to mask date, numeric, and string data types.
The following table describes the options that you can configure for random masking:
Option
Description
Range
A range of output values. The
PowerCenter Integration Service
returns data between the minimum and maximum values. You can configure a range for date, numeric and string data types.
Blurring
A range of output values with a fixed or percent variance from the source data. Returns data that is close to the value of the source data. You can configure blurring for date and numeric data types.
Mask Format
The type of character to substitute for each character in the input data. You can limit each character to an alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric character type. You can configure a mask format for the string data type.
Source String Characters
The characters in the source string that you want to mask. You can configure source string characters for the string data type.
Result String Replacement Characters
Substitutes the characters in the target string. You can configure replacement characters for the string data type.