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Use SQL Data Generator using SQL statement

Can you use SQL Data Generator by writing a SQL statement?  If so, how?

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    Eddie DEddie D Posts: 1,792 Rose Gold 5
    Hi,
    Yes you can use a SQL Statement.

    Select the column you wish to generate the SQL Statement upon.  The column generation settings will appear.  Select the Generator drop down and change from the default generator selected to SQL Statement listed under the Generic heading, as per the screen shot below.



    Next enter the SQL Source connection details and finally type in the SQL statement to select a column with a matching data type.


    Eddie Davis
    Senior Product Support Engineer
    Redgate Software Ltd
    Email: support@red-gate.com
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    JoeSuarezJoeSuarez Posts: 2 New member
    edited July 3, 2023 11:09AM

    SQL Data Generator is a tool designed to generate test data for databases and is a representation of b2b data enrichment solutions, and it typically requires a graphical user interface (GUI) to interact with and configure the data generation options. While it's not possible to use SQL Data Generator directly by writing a SQL statement, you can use SQL statements to prepare your database schema and tables before using the tool.

    Here's a general outline of how you can use SQL Data Generator with SQL statements:

    1. Start by installing SQL Data Generator on your computer. You can obtain the tool from the official Redgate website.

    2. Use SQL statements to create the necessary database schema and tables. You can use SQL Server Management Studio or any other SQL client to execute the statements. Ensure that your database structure is set up correctly and ready to be populated with test data.

    3. Open SQL Data Generator, which typically has a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to configure various options for generating test data.

    4. Connect SQL Data Generator to your database by providing the necessary connection details such as server name, credentials, and database name. This step allows the tool to access and populate your database with test data.

    5. Use the GUI of SQL Data Generator to define the generation settings for your tables. This can include specifying the number of rows to generate, selecting columns for data generation, setting data types, defining relationships between tables, and specifying data generation rules.

    6. Once you have configured the data generation settings, you can initiate the data generation process within SQL Data Generator. The tool will use its algorithms and rules to generate the test data based on your configurations.



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