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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Test Code Generators

    Hi folks,

    can anyone please advise of any such code generator software in order to populate a schema with test data? I have attained a trial version of DataFactory, just wondered if there were others in circulation worth considering?

    cheers.

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    >just wondered if there were others in circulation worth considering?
    Exactly what problem are you trying to solve?
    How would an independent observer know when the problem was correctly solved?
    This to me sounds like a solution in search of a problem.
    OK, I'll stipulate that software can be written to insert data into tables.

    What of value does a "test data" generator bring the the development or QA groups?
    Many software applications suffer from "data boundary" problems; where data goes from good to bad or vice versa.
    However these boundary conditions are the direct result of specific business rules.

    To me this sounds like a classic case of GIGO.
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  3. #3
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    Its just in aid of a scalability test, so that i can see how my schema performs (via using tkprof) when populated with x, y, & z records of data. Its really to see how well it the schema performs (or certain aspects of the schema) when under heay loads.
    Last edited by FAC51; 11-25-05 at 04:07.

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