Starting Data Builder

Data Builder enables functionality for the Data Masking and Data Subset Extraction modules. With Data Builder, you can take an inventory of data, and classify the data as you see fit. These processes store information about the data in the Data Express Knowledge Base repository.

Note: You will use the settings shown in this section throughout each subsequent chapter of this Getting Started guide.
  1. Click Start > All Programs > Micro Focus Data Express 4.0 > Data Builder.
  2. 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 the Data Builder module. However, for the very first connection, MVSDB2 – OWUR40SV is selected by default. Note: By selecting MVSDB2 – OWUR40SV, you do not need to choose the database and then the schema OWUR40SV.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Log in using your mainframe user name and password.

    The [Work with Data Stores] window provides a list of files cataloged using different sets of search criteria, including:

    • Machine identifiers
    • Company names
    • Application identifiers
    • Data store types
    • Data stores with assigned classes (Multiple class Selection)
    • Data stores with assigned copybooks
    • Data store with sampling activated
    • Data stores with Data Changer activated
    • Data stores with Data Changer inactivated
    • Data stores set as Register Table
    • Data stores without Register Table attribute

    This window is comprised of four tabs: Structure, Classes, Data Changer, and Register Tables. You can select a tab to view files using a specific set of criteria as listed previously. Each tab is associated with different grouping criteria.

    The list of displayed data stores can be further restricted by applying filters. Filters can be selected from the context menu displayed by right-clicking the List of Files grid, or by selecting the specific icons displayed on the left side of the screen.

    Note: The Data Masking and the Data Subset Extraction modules are launched as separate applications.
  5. Continue to the next section.