Solved

Auto-generate Dummy Records (SQL Server)

Posted on 2006-11-21
7
720 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to populate a SQl Server 2005 table with dummy records.  My boss says this is a new 2005 feature, and I cannot use SQL statements. Any Ideas???
0
Comment
Question by:servicegroup
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
drydenhogg earned 500 total points
ID: 17988323
If the feature exists, I have never come across it, I would ask your boss to substanciate his claim. What makes it even more bizarre is to suggest it is a SQL Server feature, but that you are not to use SQL Statements to do it.

I'd be a very happy man if it existed, that's for sure.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:servicegroup
ID: 17988566
She assured me that this feature exists, and a coworker witnessed the presentation.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:drydenhogg
ID: 17988683
Sounds like the 'presentation' is possibly from someone (vendor) with a product.

Thinking outside of SQL Server, I can't remember the datadude ctp's having it, and Im trying to think whether perhaps they are thinking of something from visual studio team studio - test edition, there are test generation tools in that, in terms of creating code coverage through automatic parameter generation. Possibly they have seen a dmeonstration of something in that?



0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:servicegroup
ID: 17988815
It was a microsoft conference, and they assured me it was done on SQL Server, not VS.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:drydenhogg
ID: 17988858
Drawing a blank then, nothing in SP2 added to do this that I have seen, not seen it as a base feature of 2005 - be a very happy man if it exists as a current feature, or is due in sp2 etc.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:servicegroup
ID: 17988894
Thanks. I will post any good news.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:servicegroup
ID: 18028180
SQLIS.com has a record generator for use in the Business Intelligence Development Studio, but it only creates string and numeric fields.  I guess it might be useful if you were not creating tables for the real world.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's review the features of new SQL Server 2012 (Denali CTP3). It listed as below: PERCENT_RANK(): PERCENT_RANK() function will returns the percentage value of rank of the values among its group. PERCENT_RANK() function value always in be…
Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the different Recovery Models available in SQL Server and explain, as well as show how full, differential and transaction log backups are performed
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question