Can you exclude dummy values when using EDM?

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Issue/Introduction

If you have records containing dummy values, for example, date of birth 00/00/0000 or SSN 000000000, can these values be excluded when running an EDM?  Perhaps something similar to: match name and SSN except when SSN =000000000, or Match name and DoB except when DoB = 00/00/0000

Resolution

No, Symantec DLP cannot put in an exception for the 000000000 dummy values.

However, for number strings in Data Identifier format, such as SSNs, 000-00-0000 is not a valid SSN, and so will not trigger a match even in that context. For more information about this, see TECH221295.