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TDM-Does SQLFUNCTION masking routine work in File Masking?

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Article ID: 187222

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

Does SQLFUNCTION masking routine work in File Masking? This didn't work while executing flat file masking. 

 

Cause

Not supported. 

Environment

Release : 4.8

Component : CA Test Data Manager

Resolution

This functionality is not supported.  

 FDM really doesn't contain SQL engine so it cannot process SQLFUNCTION in file mode (also the main purpose of this mask). When it reads the SQL FUNCTION, all it does is that it takes Parm1 and sends it to a database server for execution. And because there is no database server in file mode, FDM cannot send it anywhere.