Native Excel Duplicate Propagation
Using Blackout, you can create an Excel Propagation job to propagate native Excel redactions from documents in a Source Documents Saved Search to documents with duplicate MD5 Hash values in a Destination Documents Saved Search.
To perform Native Excel Duplication complete the following steps.
Define the a Source Documents Saved Search
The Source Documents Saved Search defines the redacted documents Blackout will use propagate.
- It is recommended to limit the Source Documents Saved Search to ONLY Native Excels that contain redactions. This can be ensured using the HasNativeRedactions document field.
- All documents in the Source Documents Saved Search must have a valid value in the MD5 Hash Document Field.
- The Source Documents Saved Search CANNOT contain more than one document with the same MD5 Hash value.
- Excel Propagation does not work on documents redacted using the External Redactions workflow.
Define the a Destination Documents Saved Search
The Destination Documents Saved Search defines the unredacted documents where Blackout will apply redactions from their duplicate counterparts in the Source Documents Saved Search.
- It is recommended (but required) to refrain from including any documents from the Source Documents Saved Search in the Destination Documents Saved Search
- Any documents in the Destination Documents Saved Search that already have redactions in the Destination Documents Markup Set will be skipped.
- Duplicates are strictly determined by the value of the MD5 Hash Document Field.
Create a Excel Propagation Job
To create an Excel Propagation job, navigate to the Blackout > Excel Propagation tab on a workspace with Blackout installed.
Click New Excel Propagation Job
Enter Job Name, then select Saved Searches and Markup Sets for Source Documents and Destination Documents.
Click Create to save the job.
Note: Clicking Create will only save the job, but it will not run the job.
Once the job has been created, review your selection and then click Run to run the job.
While the job is running you will be able to monitor progress.
- The propagation work is completed by Blackout Redaction Agents. It is possible to increase throughput and decrease the amount of time Excel Propagation Jobs take by increasing resources available to the Blackout Redaction Agents. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The length of time an Excel Propagation job takes to complete depends mostly on the number of duplicates that exist in the Destination Documents Saved Search.
When the job is complete you will see a report as shown below.
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