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jayaprasad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:42 am    Post subject: Data masking by IBM Optim
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Hi,

We have a below scenario for data masking name filed.
1) John$Doe to be changed to Adam$Sam
2) -John Doe to be changed -Adam Sam

We need few built in functions which can be used to mask a part of name before the special char or either side of the special character.

Currently we are trying to do it uing an EXIT module, but want to avoid writing exit module.

Please suggest an alternative.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

Why do you think this is a db2 topic?

What is "IBM Optim"?

You will probably have to write something because external files will also need the same "masking". . .
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jayaprasad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply to: Data masking by IBM Optim
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I posted it under DB2 since I need to mask the data on DB2 tables.

IBM Optim is kinda ETL tool which helps in doing data masking.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject:
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Follow on:

Do NOT multi-post the same question in multiple topics.

The duplicate has been removed.

If you want this moved to some other part of the forum, post this in a reply and your topic will be relocated.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply to: Data masking by IBM Optim
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why not read the product manual ???
asking questions on niche products rarely yields useful replies
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:01 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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IBM Optim is kinda ETL tool which helps in doing data masking.
Specific to db2? What about vsam or sequential data that contains names?

The more info you provide, the better suggestions we can make.

I suspect that to get what you want, you will need to write code. Knowing what the product documentation says shoud surely help you. . .
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject:
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dick scherrer wrote:
Hello,

Quote:
IBM Optim is kinda ETL tool which helps in doing data masking.
Specific to db2? What about vsam or sequential data that contains names?

Knowing a little about Optim, I can say with assurance that it is not limited to working with DB2 sources (we are currently looking at using it with IMS), although its internal data are held in DB2 tables.
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GuyC

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject:
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Optim is a suite of products
Optim move
Optim datastudio
optim database manager
optim performance manager
optim ..
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daveporcelan

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject:
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IBM Optim does have data masking capabilities, but they cost extra.

We had the same situation as you, and chose to go the External Exit route.

This was easy to write in Cobol, and gave us the flexibility to do exactly what we wanted.
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gkpabbati

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Data masking by IBM Optim
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Hi,

Can someone let me know more info on the usage of optim tool? SHare with me the e-manual or softcopy if any on this tool.

Thanks,
Gopala KP
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject:
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As it seems to be an IBM product the manual should be on the IBM website. Did you try googling for it. Loads of hits. Stop being lazy resurrcting old topics and do your own research.
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