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The Data Masker for Oracle Manual
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The Data Masker software helps secure sensitive data in test, training and development databases by replacing it with realistic looking false information. The data sanitization process ensures the security and privacy of the information while still preserving the look-and-feel of the original.

This manual refers to the Data Masker product for Oracle databases. There is also a version available for SQL Server databases.

If you wish to learn how to use the Data Masker for Oracle software the best method is to read the Quick Start Guide. It will give you an introduction of the concepts and help you to learn about the Data Masker software.

The Data Masker software contains collections of masking rules (called masking sets) designed to scramble information in the well known Pubs and Northwind sample databases. The Quick Start Guide suggests additional rules to add to these masking sets which can enhance your understanding of the product.

Key Features
The Data Masker Key Features Document

Online Tutorials
Opening and Running Masking Sets [local] [internet]
Creating a New Masking Set [local] [internet]
Using Rule Blocks and Dependencies [local] [internet]
About Rule Controllers [local] [internet]
Creating Substitution Rules [local] [internet]
Creating Command Rules [local] [internet]
Creating Shuffle Rules [local] [internet]
Creating Row-Internal Synchronization Rules [local]) [internet]
Creating Table-Internal Synchronization Rules [local] [internet]
Creating Table-To-Table Synchronization Rules [local] [internet]

Summary pages
Other Useful Software from Net 2000 Ltd.
The Data Masker Home Page
The Data Masker FAQ

White Papers
Data Scrambling Issues <-- Read This, It is Very Useful
Data Sanitization Techniques
Anonymous Oracle Applications HR Data

General Topics
The Data Masker Manual Home Page (this page)
The Quick Start Guide
The Data Masker Software Main Help Page
About Masking Rules
About Datasets
Rule Blocks and Dependencies<-- Read This, It is Very Important
About User Defined Datasets
About WHERE Clauses and Sampling
About the Server Side Audit Table
Data Masker Command Line Arguments and Batch Mode
About Masking Plans

Masking Rules
About Rule Controllers
About Command Rules
About Cross Database Command Rules
About Cross Database Table-to-Table Rules
About Insertion Rules
About Substitution Rules
About Shuffle Rules
About Row-Internal Synchronization Rules
About PKFK Change Manager Rules
About Table-Internal Synchronization Rules
About Table Mover Rules
About Table-To-Table Synchronization Rules
About Trigger Enable/Disable Rules
About Foreign Key Enable/Disable Rules

Major Data Masker Application Components
The Rules in Set Tab
The Tables in Set Tab
The Rule Statistics Tab
The Run Statistics Tab
The Tools Tab
The Misc. Setup Tab
The New Rule Controller Form
The New Command Rule Form
The New Cross Database Command Rule Form
The New Cross Database Table-to-Table Rule Form
The New Insertion Rule Form
The New Substitution Rule Form
The New Shuffle Rule Form
The New Row-Internal Synchronization Rule Form
The New PKFK Change Manager Rule Form
The New Table-Internal Synchronization Rule Form
The New Table Mover Rule Form
The New Table-To-Table Synchronization Rule Form
The New Trigger Manager Rule Form
The New Foreign Key Manager Rule Form
The About Data Masker Form
The Masking Set Notes Form
The Bulk Change Rule Block Form
The Column Finder tool
The Schema Comparison Tool
The Masking Plan Import from DB Form
The Masking Plan Report Form

Sample Masking Sets and Schemas
The Quick Start Guide
Suggested Rules for the DMTest Sample schema
Suggested Rules for the HR Sample schema
Suggested Rules for the Scott Sample schema
An ER Diagram for the DMTest Sample schema
An ER Diagram for the HR Sample schema
An ER Diagram for the Scott Sample schema


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