Using Generators

dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server provides a collection of generators to create different column values for the tables you want to populate.

The following basic data generators are available:

  • Check Constraint Generator
  • Constant Generator
  • Datetime Generator
  • Files Folder Generator
  • Foreign Key (auto assigned) Generator
  • Foreign Key (manually assigned) Generator
  • Lorem Ipsum Generator
  • Python Generator
  • Regular Expression Generator
  • Shuffled Text Generator
  • SQL Query Generator
  • String Generator
  • Table or View Generator
  • Text File Generator
  • Twaddle Generator
  • Uniqueidentifier Generator
  • Weighted List Generators

In addition to 15+ basic generators, dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server provides 190+ meaningful generators, including advanced generators, and user-defined generators.

To select a generator for a column

  1. In the Tables and columns to populate pane, click a column.
  2. In the Column generation settings pane, select a generator type from the Generator drop-down list box.
  3. (Optional) In the Fill Settings section of the Column generation settings pane, customize the default value generation settings. The array of settings depends on the generator type.

The Generator list features only those generators that are compatible with data type of the selected column.

Selecting Data Generator