Often data needs to be used in areas where security of the data needs to be protected.  This can be done by modifying the data and creating new data with fictitious values. 

The only elements that will be changed will be those elements where the user decides to perform “Fictionalization.”   The user decides what “Type” of fictionalization this element is to receive, such as “Name,” “City,” “State,” “Zip Code,” “Key,” “Date,” “Amount,” “2-digit number,” etc. 

The user decided certain options.  The first is to whether to allow “Duplicates” or not.  They will also need to decide whether they want the data to be drawn from the “Fictional Data Pool” in a “Sequential” or “Random” sequence.