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First Name

The First Name masking is useful when you wish to mask the column having customer’s first name. This makes data more relevant if used for forecasting as it will preserve the actual format of the original data. This option also provides a flexibility of generating the female names based on the identifier provided in the Gender Specific Options.

This masking is applicable only on columns having string datatype. To apply First Name masking, enter the following:

  1. The Case Options allows you to change the case type from the given options. There are three ways in which format can be changed.

    1. Title Case: If you select the Title Case option, it generates a random value where first letter of each word is capitalized.

      E.g., in the below image, the top table displays the unmasked data in the first_name field. When masking is applied, on selecting the Case Option as Title Case then the data in the first_name field is masked with false random value in which first letter of each word is in Title Case followed by lower case.

    2. Upper Case: If you select the Upper-Case option, it generates a random value where every letter in the word is capitalized.

      E.g., in the below image, the top table displays the unmasked data in the first_name field where each record is in Title Case. When masking is applied, on selecting the Case Option as Upper Case then the data in the first_name field is masked with false random value in which every letter of each word is in Upper Case.

    3. Lower Case: If you select the Lower-Case option, it generates a random value where every letter of the word is in lower case.

      E.g., in the below image, the top table displays the unmasked data in the first_name field where each record is in upper case. When masking is applied, on selecting the Case Option as Lower Case then the data in the first_name field is masked with false random value in which every letter of each word is in lower Case.

  2. The Gender Specific Option gives flexibility to mask the name of the female character with random female name wherever the female identifier is found true. To enable this option, check the Gender Specific checkbox.

    1. The Select Gender Column drop-down displays the list of all the columns based on which you want to specify the Female Identifier.

    2. The Female Identifier textbox let you specify an Identifier based on which a female character will be identified in the target database.

E.g., with reference to below image, if you want to mask the data in the first_name field as well as want to preserve the look and feel of the original data so that it can be used in future for forecasting. You can use this masking option.

Here, we’ll be generating random first names in upper case format. In Gender Specific Options, we’ve specified an ‘F’ in Female Identifier field. This helps to identify the female name and mask the original female’s name with false female name.

The final output for the first_name field generates fictitious first name in Upper Case format. For Instance, Tina is masked with female name (use of Female Identifier) Johnna. Similarly, Ben being a male name has been replaced with Boe.

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