Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Update a Sensitive Data Model

Applications under development are always changing. Developers often add and remove columns from application schemas, and introduce additional sensitive data. Oracle Data Safe provides an incremental data discovery feature that discovers new sensitive columns in your target database and then adds them to your sensitive data model.

The update feature is available in both the Data Discovery and Data Masking wizards. You can also manually add and remove sensitive columns from a sensitive data model. You cannot change the schemas and sensitive types while updating a sensitive data model.
To update a sensitive data model that is stored in the Library:
  1. Click the Data Discovery tab.
    The Select Target for Sensitive Data Discovery page is displayed.
  2. Select the target database against which you want to rediscover sensitive columns, and click Continue.
    The Select Sensitive Data Model page is displayed.
  3. To select an SDM from the Library, perform the following steps:
    1. Select Pick from Library, and click Continue.
      The Select Sensitive Data Model page is displayed.
    2. Select the SDM that you want to update.
    3. At the bottom of the page, leave Update the SDM with the target selected.
    4. Click Continue.
      The wizard runs a data discovery job against the selected target database. "Discovery in progress" is displayed.
  4. When Sensitive data discovery complete is displayed and the status reads FINISHED, click Continue.
  5. Review any newly discovered sensitive columns that did not previously exist in the SDM.
    To view all the sensitive columns (original sensitive columns in the SDM and newly discovered sensitive columns together), click View all sensitive columns.
  6. (Optional) Select Regulatory View to sort the sensitive columns by sensitive type, or select Schema View to sort by schema.
  7. To remove a sensitive column from the SDM, deselect the check box for the sensitive column.
  8. To add a sensitive column to the SDM, do the following:
    1. Click Add.
      The schemas in the SDM are listed.
    2. Select columns that you want to add.
    3. Assign the selected columns a sensitive type by selecting a sensitive type from the drop-down list.
    4. Click Add to Result.
      The columns are added to the SDM.
  9. To select a different SDM, click Back.
  10. To view the Data Discovery report, click Report.
  11. To finish updating your SDM, click Exit.