Masks Reference

Common Mask Fields

 

The Mask Description Field

This is an optional field.

You may enter any descriptive text that you wish to describe the purpose of this mask.

If you enter a value in this field then it will replace the automatically generated descriptive text for this mask. It is displayed in places such as in the sequence of masks defined for a column in the Masking view and in the Masks Summary view.

For example, if the user specifies "Replacing call center staff's comments with random sentences" in the Description field instead of leaving it blank, as shown below:

Data mask custom description field

 

..then this description shall be displayed throughout DataVeil for this mask, as in the Mask sequence of the Masking view below:

Custom mask description example

 

If the Description field had been left blank then an automatically generated description will be displayed, as shown below:

Automatic mask description example