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  1. Preface
  2. Transformations
  3. Source transformation
  4. Target transformation
  5. Aggregator transformation
  6. Cleanse transformation
  7. Data Masking transformation
  8. Data Services transformation
  9. Deduplicate transformation
  10. Expression transformation
  11. Filter transformation
  12. Hierarchy Builder transformation
  13. Hierarchy Parser transformation
  14. Hierarchy Processor transformation
  15. Input transformation
  16. Java transformation
  17. Java transformation API reference
  18. Joiner transformation
  19. Labeler transformation
  20. Lookup transformation
  21. Machine Learning transformation
  22. Mapplet transformation
  23. Normalizer transformation
  24. Output transformation
  25. Parse transformation
  26. Python transformation
  27. Rank transformation
  28. Router transformation
  29. Rule Specification transformation
  30. Sequence Generator transformation
  31. Sorter transformation
  32. SQL transformation
  33. Structure Parser transformation
  34. Transaction Control transformation
  35. Union transformation
  36. Velocity transformation
  37. Verifier transformation
  38. Web Services transformation

Transformations

Transformations

Mask format

Mask format

When you configure key or random masking for string data type, configure a mask format to limit each character in the output column to an alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric character.
If you do not define a mask format, the Data Masking transformation replaces each source character with any character. If the mask format is longer than the input string, the Data Masking transformation ignores the extra characters in the mask format. If the mask format is shorter than the source string, the Data Masking transformation does not mask the characters at the end of the source string.
When you configure a mask format, configure the source filter characters or target filter characters that you want to use the mask format with.
The mask format contains uppercase characters. When you enter a lowercase mask character, the Data Masking transformation converts the character to uppercase.
The following table describes mask format characters:
Character
Description
A
Alphabetical characters. For example, ASCII characters a to z and A to Z.
D
Digits. From 0 through 9.
N
Alphanumeric characters. For example, ASCII characters a to z, A to Z, and 0-9.
X
Any character. For example, alphanumeric or symbol.
+
No masking.
R
Remaining characters. R specifies that the remaining characters in the string can be any character type. R must appear as the last character of the mask.
For example, a department name has the following format:
nnn-<department_name>
You can configure a mask to force the first three characters to be numeric, the department name to be alphabetic, and the dash to remain in the output. Configure the following mask format:
DDD+AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
The Data Masking transformation replaces the first three characters with numeric characters. It does not replace the fourth character. The Data Masking transformation replaces the remaining characters with alphabetic characters.

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