Starting the Data Masking Module

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Micro Focus Data Express 4.0 > Data Masking.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select the mainframe Knowledge Base as the required database with which to launch the connection. In this example, the database is MVSDB2. By default, the highlighted item in the list of available databases is the last database you connected to using Data Masking. This becomes apparent after you click Available databases.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Log in using your mainframe user name and password.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select the schema OWUR40SV, and click OK.

    The Main Window comprises four main areas:

    • Machine ID./Company grid
    • All Machine ID./Companies
    • Multiple Class Selection
    • Object Distribution

    The area containing the grid and the tabs Enabled and Disabled is referred to as the Machine ID./Company area or the Grid area. The grid lists files related to the selected class and to the selected machine ID and company. The names of the forms, their meaning and the included information are outlined below.

    The Enabled tab shows a list of all active files (enabling a file means that it is visible in the export functionality in order to be prepared for masking), and all files, which have one or more specific classes related to their data elements.

    The Object Distribution area displays a pie chart and bar chart representation of the file types for the classes selected in the Machine ID./Companies or Multiple Class Section area. The pie chart shows the percentage distribution of file types, while the bar chart shows the numerical distribution of file types. For both charts, both enabled and disabled files are included. Click the minimize button to minimize the Object Distribution area.

  8. Continue to the next section.