We have seen how
masking definitions can be created pertaining to an Application Data Model and referring to a particular database, such as the
In the masking definition, masking formats can be defined for the sensitive columns in the data model. However, masking formats defined in this way cannot be reused for other Application Data Models or other databases, or even for different columns in the same masking definition. They have to be manually recreated in the same manner each time.
Instead, if masking formats were to be defined in a centralized format library, they would be accessible by all database targets in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, and this is a great advantage.
On the Data Masking Definitions ...