The Anonymization Template anonymizes potentially sensitive data by replacing records with values from a library of alternative, yet representational options for each field. We also provide the option to customize replacement values to comply with any regulation or testing prerequisites.
Using the Custom option, you can define and control the formula for generating replacement values.
Create an EMAIL ADDRESS with a specific format, e.g.: user001@SANDBOX.com - user999@SANDBOX.com, you can create the pattern:
There are four categories of value types: Library, List, Free Text and Number Range. Think of these categories as “building blocks” that can be used on their own, combined with other “building blocks”, or used multiple times to create the desired pattern.
From the Replace with drop-down list, select Custom. The dialog box appears. Click to select the block you need. Using the multiple selection option you can also create the same custom pattern across multiple fields.
Combine with other building blocks. For example, to generate emails with the domain: “@example.com” use the pattern:
You can select multiple fields, of the same type, and set a single custom value across all fields.
NOTE: If the generated pattern, for a single field, is longer than the maximum number of characters allowed, the value will be truncated accordingly for that field.
When you select more than one field, a dialog box appears showing the number of fields selected, field type and the replacement options. From the Replace with drop-down list, select Custom, and click the + button to select the building blocks you need and begin building your anonymization pattern.
For numbers, phone numbers, URL, and email addresses, spaces are automatically removed from the generated values.
The field character maximum permitted in Salesforce is displayed in the dialog. If the generated pattern exceeds the field maximum the value will be trimmed to the maximum permitted.
When creating email/URLs, make sure the patterns are valid, we do not validate the generated result for email addresses and/or URL formats.
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