Setting databases in SSMS

Data Generator comes with a free add-in for SQL Server Management Studio that allows you to quickly populate your databases with meaningful test data right from the Management Studio Object Explorer.

The Data Generator add-in is bundled with the Data Generator. When you run the installer of the tool, make sure the necessary check box to install the add-in is selected.

Install add-in

To start populating databases from SSMS, do the following:

1. In Object Explorer, right-click the database you want to populate and select Data Generation > New Data Generation.

Populate database from SSMS

2. In the Data Generator Project Properties window that opens, switch to the Options tab.

3. Set the data generation options and click Open.

Set data generation options

For more information about how to configure settings for data generation, see Setting generation options.