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Hash values data processor

In select BlueConic connections, you can use the Hash values data processor to apply a hash function (MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or SHA-512) to data fields. Each hashing function processes the input data field through a cryptographic mathematical function, resulting in a distinct output. Hashing provides a more secure and adjustable method of retrieving data.

To configure values for this data processor, select a specific field from your data set and then set the hashing method.

Adding this data processor to your tenant

To use this processor, you first need to add it to your tenant through the Plugins page (BlueConic Settings > Plugins). Click the Add plugin button at the top of this page and look for "Hash values" in the gallery. Then, click the Add plugin button underneath its description to install it.

Adding this data processor to a connection

The Hash values data processor is available in all BlueConic connections that use data processors. You can review the complete list here.

Each of these connections has a specific step on its import and/or export goal page to add data processors (e.g., "Correct your files before the import," "Modify your data before the export"). In that step, use the search box to add "Hash values"; once added, it appears in a numbered list of data processors activated for that connection.

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For more information, review the full article Using data processors with BlueConic connections.

Configuring this data processor

The Casing data processor requires some configuration to ensure that BlueConic imports or exports the data as specified. To make these configurations, click the cogwheel icon next to "Hash values" in the numbered list of data processors. This opens a window with the following settings:

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  • Field: Select the field that contains the value(s) you want to hash.
  • Hash function: Choose the hashing function you want to apply to your data. Options include MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or SHA-512.
  • Target field: Enter a name for the field that will contain the hashed values.
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