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The following is a sample SuperADMIN macro that demonstrates the different options of the confidentiality rule module.

The macro creates a method for each of the rules. It then creates a folder in the database catalogue called Confidentiality Examples and adds multiple copies of the sample Retail Banking dataset into this folder, with each copy having a different rule applied to it.

This example is designed to allow you to compare the effects of each rule. For example, you could create the same table in SuperCROSS using each of these new databases and then compare them side by side to see how the different rules have different effects on the cross tabulation results.

You can download a copy of this macro from the Download Library. See the documentation on the macro command for more details on how to play back a macro file in SuperADMIN.

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# ConfidentialityRule.sam: Sets one or more random rounding rules.
# This macro sets up a method to apply one or more selected random rounding rules. 
# The rules available are the same as those available in SuperCROSS via confid.ini,
# ie 0-3 Rounding,Random Rounding,1-4 Rounding and Graduated Rounding 

# SA Configuration Options: 
# set RULESET in confidentialityrule with any reasonable combinations from the following values:
# NK(3,75)|FREQ(30)|0-3 Rounding|Random Rounding|1-4 Rounding|Graduated Rounding|THRESHOLD(300)
# Each rule must be separated by | and the rules specified in the property will be executed 
# in the same sequential order as in the property value string. 

# NK(3,75) is a concealment rule based on top n contributors. 3 and 75 are configurable.
# FREQ(30) is a concealment rule based on number of contributors. 30 is configurable.
# THRESHOLD(300) is a concealment rule based on the value itself. 300 is configurable.
# 0-3 Rounding,Random Rounding,1-4 Rounding and Graduated Rounding are existing rules in SX. 

# Requirements:
# confidentialityrule module must exist in same directory as the SuperSERVER executable

# Removing methods in case they already exist
method "3,75" remove increfs
method F30 remove increfs
method "0-3" remove increfs
method RandomRounding remove increfs
method "1-4" remove increfs
method GraduatedRounding remove increfs
method T300 remove increfs 

# Adding methods
method addmethod "3,75" mandatory "3,75 concealment rule"
method "3,75" adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method "3,75" confrule addproperty RULESET "NK(3,75)"
method "3,75" confrule addproperty TOPN '3' 

method addmethod F30 mandatory "Conceal cells with fewer than 31 contributors"
method F30 adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method F30 confrule addproperty FREQ 'true'
method F30 confrule addproperty RULESET "FREQ(30)" 

method addmethod "0-3" mandatory "Randomly round cell values between 0 and 3"
method "0-3" adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method "0-3" confrule addproperty RULESET "0-3 Rounding" 

method addmethod RandomRounding mandatory "Random Rounding"
method RandomRounding adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method RandomRounding confrule addproperty RULESET "Random Rounding" 

method addmethod "1-4" mandatory "Randomly round cell values between 1 and 4"
method "1-4" adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method "1-4" confrule addproperty RULESET "1-4 Rounding" 

method addmethod GraduatedRounding mandatory "Graduated Rounding"
method GraduatedRounding adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method GraduatedRounding confrule addproperty RULESET "Graduated Rounding" 

method addmethod T300 mandatory "Conceal cell values 300 and below"
method T300 adddcplugin confrule confidentialityrule
method T300 confrule addproperty RULESET "THRESHOLD(300)" 

# Adding the Retail Banking database to the catalogue several times with different unique IDs
cat addfolder conf "Confidentiality Examples"
cat conf adddb bank375 "Retail Banking - (3,75) concealment" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bankF30 "Retail Banking - concealment of cells with 30 or fewer contributors" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bank03 "Retail Banking - 0 to 3 Random Rounding" /databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bankRR "Retail Banking - Random Rounding" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bank14 "Retail Banking - 1 to 4 Random Rounding" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bankGR "Retail Banking - Graduated Rounding" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost
cat conf adddb bankT300 "Retail Banking - concealment of cells with values of 300 or less" databases/Retailbanking.sxv4 localhost 

# Adding a method to each unique Retail Banking ID
cat bank375 addmethod "3,75"
cat bankF30 addmethod "F30"
cat bank03 addmethod "0-3"
cat bankRR addmethod "RandomRounding"
cat bank14 addmethod "1-4"
cat bankGR addmethod "GraduatedRounding"
cat bankT300 addmethod "T300"

# Display all methods
method

# ConfidentialityRule.sam - macro finished
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