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Data Masking Components: URL

" URL"


API Reference, CLR Reference (links)

Usage Instructions:

Purpose

The purpose of the component is to mask such values as Account or Patient Numbers that often consist of the combination of Alpha and Numeric characters and are not formed by a specific rule.

Algorithm

Variation of Random Character Permutation Algorithm

Description

The Masking URL component expects a URL-like string upon input and provides a value for the URL upon output. There are three types of the URL, those for financial companies, health companies, and the mix of both. 0 stands for the mix, 1 indicates financial institutions, and 1 provides healthcare companies’ URL.

API Reference, CLR Reference (links)

Usage Instructions:

1. Configure a source that contains the column with alphabetical and numeric characters. The data in the column may also include any other character that will be treated as a separator.
2. Drag and Drop URL masking component, connect the source and the generic alpha numeric component with the source's precedence constraint:
3. Now, the precedence constraint (the blue arrow) passes proper meta-data to the URL component. If you click on constraint, you will see:
4. Now that the metadata for the URL exists, and values are passed into the data masking component, please open the component editor:
5. In the second tab, there are input columns. Please check-mark only one column, the one that you will be masking with Generic Alpha Numeric algorithm:
6. This will create an extra column with the prefix “Masked_”.
7. Create a connection manager for the destination and configure source component for the destination. In the connection manager, in the tab “Mappings”, specify that you want newly created Field_Masked to be a field replacing the original value. For that, just click on the available input columns, choose the masked value, and map to the “Available Destination Columns”
8. Now, all the configurations are complete for the valid values. You can run the package with the URL Data Masking component, and see the results of data masking:

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