Data Masking RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was told by a Microsoft rep that VS2008 Database Edition was able to do data masking.

    By masking, I'm eferring to taking current sensitive data and replacing the data with "fake" data. For example, if somone's name is John Doe, I want to change their name to Jonathan Dodd.

    I've done work with the data generation, but don't see anywhere where there's a data masking funtion.

    If anyone has done this in the past or knows where to point me, any help would be appreciated.

    A. M. Robinson
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:55 AM


  • Since you can create and use your own custom generators in the Data Generation feature, then I supposed you could say the product is able to do data masking.  But, not out of the box.  You would have to create your own masking generator.

    For information on Creating Custom Data Generators, see the help sections and walk-throughs on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833164.aspx)


    • Proposed as answer by Nantox Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by StevenPo Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:50 PM
    Monday, October 27, 2008 5:50 PM