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Auto-generate Dummy Records (SQL Server)

Posted on 2006-11-21
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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???
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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.
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She assured me that this feature exists, and a coworker witnessed the presentation.
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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?



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It was a microsoft conference, and they assured me it was done on SQL Server, not VS.
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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.
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Thanks. I will post any good news.
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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.
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