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Sequence Files

To create a Sequence file structure, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the value of key class in the Key Class field. This field is mandatory.

  2. Select either BuiltIn or SelfDefined in the Value Type drop-down. This field is mandatory.

    The BuiltIn value type are default sequence files. They have predefined structure classes.
    The SelfDefined value type are custom defined jar files that can be imported.

    1. If BuiltIn is selected in the Value Type drop-down:

      1. Select the value in the Value Class drop-down. This field has eight options. This field is mandatory.

      2. Select the sensitive type from the Sensitive Data Type drop-down. This field displays the list of all the Pre-defined and User defined sensitive types. This field is visible only when you select any value in the Value Class drop-down.

    2. If SelfDefined is selected in the Value Type drop-down:

      1. Select the file location from the given two options i.e., Local or Cloud. The option Local allows you to select the file location from the host machine. The Cloud option allows you to select the file location stored on some different server.

        1. If Local is selected in the File Type, then click Browse button in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel to search the file on the local machine.

          1. Click the Read File Structure button to import the file in the below panel. The panel will display all the file columns, once successfully imported.


            Select the sensitive type from the drop-down listed next to each column(s). This allows you to select the sensitive type which is best suited for each column. The drop-down displays the list of all Pre-defined and User Defined Sensitive Types.

          2. Click the Sort button to sort the columns which are imported successfully from the selected file. By default, the sorting is done in ascending order.

          3. Click the Save button. This will save the structure details and the details are displayed on Structure List screen. Click the Cancel button if you do not want to save the changes.

        2. If Cloud is selected in the File Type, then click Browse button in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel to search the file on the local machine. This opens-up the side window which displays the list of all the objects in a cluster for the selected module. This screen is divided into two panels:

          1. The top panel display the information for the selected module and cluster. To change the module, click the Select Module drop-down. This will list all the modules within the application. There are five modules i.e., File, Hadoop, AWS, Azure, and GCS. Similarly, if you want to change the cluster, click the Select Cluster drop-down.


            In the same panel, you can also view the IDP status for each module selected.

          2. The bottom panel i.e., Hadoop File Browser displays the list of all the directories and the objects for the selected module and cluster. This screen is divided into two panels:

            *Note: The browser name changes based on the module selected in the Select Module drop-down.

            1.  The left panel display the list of all the directories associated to the selected cluster. You can also search the directory name by typing the name in the field provided just before the Expand button. The Expand button is enabled only when you search data in the textbox.

            2. The right panel displays the list of all the files and folders which are stored in the selected directory. To select any file or object, click the specific file name.


              To refresh this panel with the updated information, click the Refresh button on the top right corner of the panel. If Is Recursive feature is enabled, you can search any file in the parent directory and its sub directories. However, if this feature is disabled, search will happen only in the parent directory.

              You can also configure the columns in this panel. Using this option, you can re-arrange the columns as per your requirement. To know more, visit  Common_Controls.


              Select the file in the panel and click the Select button to import the file.

          3. Click the Read File Structure button to import the file successfully in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel.

          4. You can sort the columns of the imported file in both ascending and descending order. By default, the columns are displayed in the ascending order.

          5. Select the sensitive type from the drop-down next to each column name. This allows you to map the column with the Sensitive Type information that it holds. This drop-down displays the list of all the Pre-defined and User defined sensitive types.

          6. Click the Save button. This will save the structure details. The details are displayed on Structure List screen. Click the Cancel button if you do not want to save the changes.

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