Using Advanced Execution Options


In addition to manually starting the execution of data masking configurations, BizDataX provides some advanced options of starting of data masking configurations:

  • Execution of packages on multiple hosts via Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Scheduled execution with Task Scheduler
  • Manual on-demand execution from command line

Two host or N-host configuration of BizDataX Runtime (see Runtime Configurations for more information) enables execution of data masking configurations on multiple physical hosts. From user perspective, starting an execution on a remote host is no different than starting of an execution on a single host from user’s perspective. For both, Execute action has to be invoked from the management console.


UsingAdvancedExecutionOptions_2Cancellation of an execution on a remote host is also supported. Again, from user perspective, there is no difference between cancelation of an execution on local or remote host. Steps to cancel an execution are explained under topic Execution and Canceling of Configurations.





UsingAdvancedExecutionOptions_3Scheduled execution is an option that can help your organization to better utilize resources during off-hours. BizDataX Runtime relies on built-in task scheduling mechanisms to support scheduled execution. BizDataX management console integrates with Task Scheduler to simplify setup of scheduled tasks for execution of BizDataX data masking configurations.


Task scheduler can be used to configure an execution to start once at a certain time, once when a certain condition is satisfied or repeatedly, according to i.e. weekly or monthly schedule.


UsingAdvancedExecutionOptions_4BizDataX Runtime comes with a command line tool that can be used for starting of data masking configurations. Command line tool allows you to fine tune all available options for a customized execution of the configuration. Detailed documentation exists and explains all execution options available.


Data masking configuration started from the management console user interface always runs in monitored mode, meaning that hosting environment gets configuration information from the central management service and notifies central management service about the progress.

When data masking is started from a command line, options are available to provide a configuration from a file on a disk and data masking is executed without notifying the central management service about the progress. This is unmonitored mode of execution which can be used for testing or when communication with the central management service is not available.