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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

Parameters

Parameters

You can create parameters in Test Data Manager. Use parameters to vary the output of a workflow without updating the plan. You can use parameters available at the global level or parameters that you create within a project.
Parameters work as placeholders that point to a value. When you add a parameter in a plan, the workflow uses the value that the parameter points to at run time. You can change the value to change the value that the workflow uses.
You can create parameters within a project for connections, owners, and entity criteria. Add a default value when you create the parameter. You can override the value and enter different values or use different criteria parameters in the workflow to create different data each time you run the workflow.
You can create the following types of parameters in a project:
  • Connection parameter. A placeholder for source or target connections.
  • Owner parameter. A placeholder for source or target schema owner names.
  • Criteria parameter. A placeholder for values that you include in filter criteria in an entity.
Use criteria parameters when you create an entity and select the required parameter when you run the workflow.
Select parameters from the list of available parameters when you create a plan. You can choose from global and project parameters. Before you run a workflow, you can create a sample parameter file that contains all parameters included in the plan. Choose to use the parameter file as is or to edit the parameter values and use the file in the workflow. You can also edit parameter values in Test Data Manager when you run the workflow.