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Is there any default data masking function available for masking any character data(Say from one char to other char) / Numeric data(one number to other) in Z/os?
Updated on 2012-09-15T05:32:28Z at 2012-09-15T05:32:28Z by PeterCostigan
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Re: Optim Data masking function2012-09-15T05:32:28ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.There is a built-in Optim masking function on the Optim Distributed platform called TRANS COL. It does what you want.
This is not available as a built-in function yet on Optim z/OS. However, it is possible (relatively easy) to write a column map user exit to do this. First you have to go get the Optim Distributed 8.1 Fixpack 4. (This will sound strange to a z/OS customer.) You find the ODPP (Optim Data Privacy Providers) component, and find the documentation about how to make it available on z/OS. It also has sample exits, one written in COBOL and one in C. They invoke other functions (Credit Card Number masking and National ID) so you will have to modify one of the exits to call the TRANS COL function instead.