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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos by Porus Homi Havewala

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Benefits and capabilities

We have seen different types of format entries that can be used when creating the masking format. The examples we used were Random Numbers, Encrypt (key-based reversible masking), Table Column, Array List, Random Digits, and Random Strings. Another format entry is Shuffle, which is used to randomly shuffle the values in a column across different rows. You can use this when the format of the column is unknown, making it impossible to generate realistic values. A user-defined function can also be used as the format entry to generate the masked value, for example, if an algorithm is required to derive a value such as an account number.

Alternatively, use Substitute as the format entry for deterministic masking. A table ...

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