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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. Global Parameters
  10. Dictionaries
  11. User-Defined Datatypes

Dictionaries Overview

Dictionaries Overview

A dictionary is a flat file or relational table that contains substitute data and a serial number. You can use a dictionary to replace sensitive data in a table. You can use data from a dictionary to generate data.
Add a dictionary in the
Administrator | Dictionaries
view that you want to use in data masking or data generation rules. When you create a masking rule, you can define the dictionary that you want to use to mask sensitive data. Before you create a data generation rule, you must add dictionary to TDM.
The
Integration Service
generates a number and retrieves a dictionary row based on the serial number from the dictionary. It generates a hash key for repeatable masking or a random number for non-repeatable masking. You can configure an additional lookup condition if you configure repeatable masking.
You can create a generation rule to load the dictionary into target databases. The binary data type contains a serial number column that increases performance. You can configure serial number for relational databases when you create a data generation rule for binary data type.