Before running the MASK action from the COMMAND LINE, you should complete the MaskingRules sheet as normal.

To run the Mask action, first edit the mandatory parameters in the template "Mask_2_Mask.cmd" command script. Set argument "parAction" to "MASK" and edit any remaining parameters required.

For example, you will likely need to edit the location of the Control Spreadsheet, changing the "parControlExcel" parameter. You might also want to change the location to which the Report File is outputted. For a list of mandatory and optional parameters to edit at this point, see  SQL Mask Parameters.

To run the MASK, run the Command Script in Administrator mode. Messages, including error messages, will be displayed in the Command window, or outputted to the log. This runs in a command window that shows server output. When it's finished running if you go back to the Control spreadsheet, you should see the new data that has been added. By looking at the Tables tab, you will see a record of the new information that's been added in a series of columns.

If you receive an error message, please refer to this article to troubleshoot common issues. You can also run your Action on debug mode for a more detailed log. If you still cannot find the problem, please get in touch with Curiosity by writing to