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The RandomIPv6 transformer is engineered to populate specified database columns with random IPv6 addresses. This tool is particularly useful for simulating modern network environments, testing systems that operate with IPv6 addresses, or anonymizing datasets containing real IPv6 addresses.


Name Description Default Required Supported DB types
column The name of the column to be affected Yes text, varchar, inet
keep_null Indicates whether NULL values should be preserved false No -


Employing advanced algorithms or libraries capable of generating IPv6 address strings, the RandomIPv6 transformer introduces random IPv6 addresses into the specified database column. IPv6 addresses, represented as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits separated by colons (e. g., "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334"), provide a vast range of possible addresses, reflecting the extensive addressing capacity of the IPv6 standard.

Example: Populate random IPv6 addresses for the devices table

This example illustrates configuring the RandomIPv6 transformer to populate the device_ip column in the devices table with random IPv6 addresses, enhancing the dataset with a broad spectrum of network addresses for development, testing, or data protection purposes.

RandomIPv6 transformer example
- schema: "public"
  name: "devices"
    - name: "RandomIPv6"
        column: "device_ip"
        keep_null: false

This configuration ensures that the device_ip column receives random IPv6 addresses for each entry, replacing any existing non-NULL values. Setting the keep_null parameter to true allows for the preservation of existing NULL values within the column, maintaining the integrity of records where IP address information is not applicable or available.