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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. Appendix A: Data Type Reference
  21. Appendix B: Data Type Reference for Test Data Warehouse
  22. Appendix C: Data Type Reference for Hadoop
  23. Appendix D: Glossary

Plan Components

Plan Components

When you create a plan, you add components to the plan based on the operations that you want to perform.
You can perform data masking operations, data subset operations, or both. You can also perform data generation operations. When you perform data generation operations, you cannot perform data subset or data masking operations.
The following table describes the components that you can add to a plan for each type of operation:
Component
Description
Rule
Data masking rules. For a data masking operation, you can add rules assigned to a policy and add rules that are not assigned to a policy.
You can add rules to a data masking plan.
Policy
A Policy is a set of data domains. Each data domain can have multiple rules.
You can add policies to a data masking plan.
Entity
Defines a set of tables that are related based on physical or logical constraints. An entity can contain parent tables and child tables. An entity maintains relational hierarchy in the tables. Define filter parameters for ports in the entity to extract the columns from the tables in an entity. When you run a workflow generated from a data subset plan, the PowerCenter Integration Service extracts source data based on the filter parameters defined in the entity and loads the data to the subset tables.
If an entity is part of a template that is in the plan, you cannot add the same entity to the plan. Remove the template from the plan, or remove the entity from the template to continue.
You can add entities to a data subset or a data generation plan.
Group
Defines a set of tables to copy to a target subset database.
You can add groups to a data subset plan.
Table
Defines the target table columns that contain generation rule assignments.
You can add tables to a data generation plan.
XSD File
The XML source definition that you import from the PowerCenter repository. Add to a plan if you want to perform data subset or data masking on an XML source or if you want to generate XML data.
You can add XSD files to a data subset, data masking, or data generation plan.