MySQL Data Generator

The Data Generator tool incorporated into dbForge Studio for MySQL provides a simple and fast way to populate MySQL database tables with thousands of rows of meaningful test data. The tool features 200+ various generators to populate tables with most frequently-used data types. In addition, dbForge Studio for MySQL allows automating data generation process with the command-line functionality.

Full support for all MySQL column data types

The tool supports a massive range of column data types, including:

  • INTEGER, DECIMAL, NUMERIC, FLOAT
  • TIME, DATE, DATETIME, YEAR
  • CHAR, VARCHAR, BINARY, VARBINARY, BLOB, TEXT
  • ENUM, SET, JSON
  • All spatial data types

Multiple generators with data customization

Data Generator comes with individual generators for each supported MySQL data type, that allow customizing:

  • Number of NULL rows
  • Number of empty rows
  • Data uniqueness
  • Value ranges
  • Value distribution mode

SQL data integrity support

The tool supports foreign keys for generation of consistent data across multiple tables. It also allows disabling triggers and constraints to avoid interference with database logic.

Multiple ways to populate data

The generated data population script can be immediately executed against a MySQL database, saved for the future use or edited in the internal editor.

Basic generators

With the collection of basic generators, you can populate tables with various types of values. The tool includes the following generators:

  • Regular Expression
  • Weighted Lists
  • SQL Query
  • Table or View
  • Text File
  • Files Folder
  • Shuffled Text
  • Lorem Ipsum
  • Python

Meaningful generators

MySQL Data Generator includes 200+ generators, that allow populating MySQL tables with real-world test data. In particular, the tool can fill your tables with:

  • IDs
  • Post codes
  • Phone numbers
  • Countries
  • Credit card numbers
  • E-mails
  • and much more!

User-defined generators

You can create, save, and use your own generators that would better meet your needs, instead of customizing existing generators over and over again.

Real-time preview of generated data

A convenient preview pane gives you real-time visualization of the changes you make while you adjust data generation settings. This gives you an opportunity to quickly make visual assessment of the data that will be generated.

Command-line interface

The command-line functionality allows scheduling routine MySQL data generation tasks. In addition, you can create a command line execution file with preset options and parameters for MySQL data generation, and run it with a single click.