The Full Address masking option is useful when you want to generate/mask an entire address of a customer or user in conjunction to the available case options. This masking can also be used for generating random addresses in the dataset if the value for the column is set to null.
*Note: It is advisable to not use the Full Address masking option to mask any other field apart from the fields containing address.
By default, few of the options in Address Option panel are already selected such as Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State and Zip. Similarly, Title Case is selected by default in Case Options panel.
*Note: All the options mentioned in Address Option panel can be used in conjunction with the Case Options.
In Address Option panel, you can choose multiple options to include as conjunction in the masked address as shown in the above image.
Full Name: If you check this option, the data in the field is masked and included by random name.
Address Line 1 and Address Line 2: If you check these options, the data in the field is masked and included by random address.
City: If you check this option, the data in the field is masked and included by random city name.
State: If you check this option, you can either mask and include the data in the field with State Name or State Code.
Country: If you check this option, you can mask and include the data in the field with random country name.
Zip: If you check this option, you can mask and include the data in the field with random zip code.
*Note: You can use all available options in the Address Option panel in one go.
The Case Options let you change the format of the alphabets. There are three case sensitives based on which data can be masked. To know more, refer Address Line 1 and Address Line 2. These case options apply to all the options available for conjunction masking except State (State Code) and Country.
E.g., with reference to below image, if you want to protect the addresses of employees then you can use the Full Address masking. Here, we will be masking the address of all employees.
Here, we’ve selected Full Name, Address Line 1, City, State Name in State, Country, and Zip options in conjunction to Title Case.
The final output displays the fake address for all the records as per the selection made while applying masking. In the below image, the actual address is masked with random fake values that consist of values for Full Name, Address Line 1, City, State Name, Country Code and Zip.
For Instance, the address for emp_cd ‘101’ was defined as ‘2326 Cambridge Place’ in original dataset whereas when masking is applied the address has been masked with fake value as shown in the below image.