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Easily Generate Sample Datasets for Testing at GenerateData.com

As a developer I have often wanted to be able to test query speeds among other things. The problem is I didn’t always have a usable data set sitting around that could meet the requirements of my test cases. To make a long story short, I wish I had GenerateData.com a long time ago. This is a great tool and has a lot of potential. It can save a lot of time when you are trying to create your own test data set to work with.

GenerateData.com is currently in version 2.1 (released July 25, 2008) and offers a nice set of features. You can generate data in many different data types like addresses, numbers, lorem ipsum text, email addresses, phone numbers, and more. Once you have chosen what kind of data you would like to generate, you can choose from five different export options. You are able to export the data in XML, Excel, HTML, CSV and SQL formats. The SQL export options gives you the choice of MySQL or Oracle syntax. You can generate up to 200 records at a time, unless you donate $20 or more, which allows you to generate up to 5000 records at a time.

The generator is written using PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. You can use the online version or download a copy of the script for use on your own server. The downloadable version is licensed under GNU. The website has requirements and installation instructions to follow if needed.



3 thoughts on “Easily Generate Sample Datasets for Testing at GenerateData.com”

  1. Alwaison says:

    Really useful for a lot of web proyects!!
    The Lorem Ipsum technique is getting older, and this is the perfect replacement.

    Thanks!

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  4. Raj says:

    Also, checkout http://www.TestersDesk.com – It has many free test design tools and test data generation tools, accessed online by registering in the site. For example, you can generate test data files of the specified size, generate data in different languages etc. Besides data, you can even reduce test combinations using the Pairwise TestCase Generator. By the way, it is a free online edition for testing community!

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