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Masking dates stored in Packed Decimal and available Functions in DataMaker UI

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Article ID: 216513

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

Date fields are defined as packedsigned.  When choosing an algorithm, we had selected DOB but when I am in GT Datamaker I can't choose DOB as not in list.

What algorithm is recommended in this situation.

In the host/unload file:   Examples of the same type of field(format). 

   05 ADRES-COUNTRY-C               C      3   132   CAN          

   05 ADRES-EFECTV-D                PS     9   135   +0           

   05 ADRES-EXPIRTN-D               PS     9   140   +0           

   05 ADRES-LAST-MAINTNNC-D         PS     9   145   +20031006

   05 ADRES-VARIABLE-ADRES-DATA     G          150                 

    10 ADRES-SPECL-ADRES            C     40   150                

#IS8P19 ROWSE - ZCC6A00D -------------------------------------- COLS 114

COMMAND ===>                                                  SCROLL ===

    LEVEL  SEGMENT                                                      

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

__  2     XCIFADR  M5K1A2            CAN..............%                

                    DFDFCF444444444444CCD00000000000030644444444444444444

                    4521120000000000003150000C0000C2010C00000000000000000

 

Environment

Release : 4.9.21

Component : CA Test Data Manager - Datamaker

Cause

N/A

Resolution

Use the add random days function to test because of wanted variability in the output.

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/devops/test-data-management/4-9/reference/masking-functions-and-parameters.html#concept.dita_74844a64852e0e010000b6713b0d599ccbe69c3f_addrandomdaysaddrandomdays