Decrypting a dataset column

To view the content of an encrypted dataset, you can decrypt the dataset column. Removing encryption from a dataset revokes the protection offered to the test data.

Before you begin

You must have created at least one dataset and encrypted the dataset with an encryption key. See Creating a dataset and Encrypting a dataset column.


  1. Go to the HCL OneTest Server URL.
  2. Enter your user name and password, and then click Login.
  3. From the HCL OneTest Server UI, open your project.
  4. Go to the Datasets page and find the dataset that you want to decrypt.
  5. Click the Edit icon edit_icon from the Actions column of the dataset.
    The dataset opens in the CSV Editor in a web browser.
  6. Right-click encrypted cells that display the contents with asterisks, and then select Decrypt column data.
    The Decrypt Column window is displayed.
  7. Enter the encryption key that you used to encrypt the data in the column in the Encryption Key field.
  8. Click Decrypt Column.
    Asterisks are replaced with the actual data in the decrypted column.


The encryption is removed from the selected column in the dataset. When you run a test that uses a dataset that contains decrypted data, the variable data is substituted with the original data in the recorded test without prompting for the encryption key.

What to do next

You can publish the dataset to the Git repository so that other members of the project can use the dataset. See Publishing a dataset.