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We cannot save the audit file in .zip format in FDM


Article ID: 16004


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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


This question is related to the masking options for Fast Data Masker.  If you wish to archive the audit file, you do have two choices: WINZIP and JZIP.


More details on the masking options can be found in our online document.   This tech document is only related to the WINZIP option.

I have installed a copy of WinZip along with the command line libraries.  However,  when I run the FDM process,  it appears that FDM is frozen when it is trying to generate the zip file. Is there a way to resolve this issue?


Release: TDMTDD99000-4.2-Test Data Manager-for Test Data on Demand


The main reason that you will see freezing of the FDM process while processing the zip file is because WinZip is working in an evaluation mode.  The best way to confirm is to try and run the command line tool in WinZip and see if you receive an evaluation message like the one below.


C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>wzzip -a *.ddl 
WinZip(R) Command Line Support Add-On Version 4.0 64-bit (Build 10562) 
Copyright (c) 1991-2013 WinZip International LLC - All Rights Reserved 

This is a fully functional version for EVALUATION USE ONLY 
This notice is not displayed with registered Standard and Pro editions of 
Please go to to order WinZip. 
(press any key to continue (Ctrl-C to quit))


If you do, you will need to make sure WinZip is running a registered copy, since WinZip will not run in a batch mode in evaluation mode.  For more information on how to register WinZip, please consult their site at

Additional Information

Please check the WinZip site for information on WinZip and the option command line tools over at