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Old 08-22-2012
Mask the Oracle Database Data

Hi,

We have to mask the data that is coming from production environment to Non-production environment. The database is running in oracle platform.

If anybody has generic scripts to achive this task,it would be great if that can be shared with me?

Thank you,
Jayaprakash.
# 2  
Old 08-22-2012
Pls be more specific about what you need to do, data structures, input and/or output data. Do you want to export/import an entire database or just transfer a few tables' contents?
# 3  
Old 08-22-2012
Thanks for your response. We are in the process of identifying the fields those are to be masked. We do not want to export/import the data. There is already a replication process which puts data in the non-production environment. We need to mask some critical fields while replicating into non-prod environment. If you have any scripts already written for this purpose, great if you can share them.

Thanks,
Jayaprakash.
# 4  
Old 08-22-2012
Sorry, no scripts at hand.
What do you mean by "mask"? Drop columns from tables, delete columns' contents, replace it with dummy contents? If so, a small SQL script run after the replication will do...
You might want to insert a filter into the replication process, whatever this looks like.
# 5  
Old 08-22-2012
Thanks for your reply. We need to replace the production data with the manipulated data when it is replicated into non-prod environment. Do you have any such scripts to manipulate the data before it is replicated into non-prod environment.

Thanks,
Jayaprakash.
# 6  
Old 08-22-2012
by masking you mean to encrypt the data so that production parameter are not seen by others
# 7  
Old 08-22-2012
Correct, we need to encrypt the data so that nobody should be able to see the prod data in non-prod env. If you have any such scripts to achieve this,good if you can share.

Thanks,
Jayaprakash.

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