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Data Masking Components: Last Name

"Last Name"


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 Last Name component expects Last Name as an input and produces Last Name as an output.

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 Last Name 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 Last Name component. If you click on constraint, you will see:
4. Now that the metadata for the Last Name 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 Last Name 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 Last Name Dynamic Data Masking component, and see the results of data masking:

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