Generators

Generators refer to the data sources you can use to set de-identified values in Workgroup.

Generator
Recommended Use

 

Static Value Select “Static Value” when you want to remove data completely or insert a static value.
String Insert a randomly generated string value. You can set the length and other parameters.
Boolean Insert a Boolean value (true or false).
Numeric Insert a randomly generated number. You can set the length and other parameters.
Decimal Insert a randomly generated decimal value. You can set the range.
Date Time Insert a randomly generated date-time value. You can set the range, time unit, format, and other parameters.
Table Pull data from HL7-related tables stored in one of your profile. Useful for coded fields.
SQL Query Pull data from a database based on an SQL query. You’ll be able to configure a database connection.
Text Pull random de-identification data from a text file — for instance, a list of names. Several file formats can be used: txt, csv, etc
Excel Pull random de-identification data from an Excel 2007 or later spreadsheet — for instance, a list of names, addresses, and cities.
Use Original Value Keep the field as-is. No de-id rules will be applied.
Copy Field Copy the contents of another field.
Unstructured Data Find and replace sensitive data in free text fields — for instance, find and replace a patient’s last name in physician notes.

 

Generator Settings

Each generator has its own settings, which you can edit from the Settings tab. Click on the generator name to navigate to the setting details.