This manual describes the core functionality of DATPROF Privacy. It is divided into logical sections which mimic the layout of functionality in the application itself. This chapter serves as an introduction and guide for the rest of the manual.

This manual assumes that the user has some basic knowledge and/or experience in working with Windows applications, databases and Structured Query Language (SQL).

General instructions

Creating a masked database involves, in very general terms, performing the following steps:

  • Create a new project.
  • Provide a connection to the target database.
  • Import meta data from the target database.
  • Configure masking functions, foreign keys and optional scripts.
  • Using DATPROF Runtime: generate a package.
  • Deploy the masking template.

DATPROF Privacy offers the ability to anonymize, change, remove or alter data in a multitude of ways. The use of Privacy is strictly intended for the modification of test data (Hereafter to be understood as data that is derived from production data or other synthetic data sources, but which can be replaced if lost or damaged.). Usage of data modification is not suggested or supported for production data, and this can lead to the loss of said data. As such, users should NOT alter data that cannot be restored easily, and are at all times held responsible for the correct usage of DATPROF software.