Random database generator

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Martin DeMello, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Partly as a way of learning ruby/db interaction, and partly because it's
    an app I've felt the need for, I'm thinking of writing a random database
    generator (i.e. something that'll read in a schema, and populate it with
    random records). Basically, a low-powered version of
    http://www.gsapps.com/products/datagenerator/ - it should make
    intelligent guesses about columns like Name, and at the very least have
    predefined lists of items like names, address components, colours etc.
    that the user can annotate a field with and have it filled in from the
    list. Any pointers on the libraries I should be looking at?

    martin
     
    Martin DeMello, Oct 26, 2003
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  2. il Sun, 26 Oct 2003 13:10:10 GMT, Martin DeMello
    <> ha scritto::

    >Partly as a way of learning ruby/db interaction, and partly because it's
    >an app I've felt the need for, I'm thinking of writing a random database
    >generator (i.e. something that'll read in a schema, and populate it with
    >random records). Basically, a low-powered version of
    >http://www.gsapps.com/products/datagenerator/ - it should make
    >intelligent guesses about columns like Name, and at the very least have
    >predefined lists of items like names, address components, colours etc.
    >that the user can annotate a field with and have it filled in from the
    >list. Any pointers on the libraries I should be looking at?


    ruby-dbi and the various dbms-specific modules, I suppose.
    BTW the project looks really cool :)

    >martin
     
    gabriele renzi, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. gabriele renzi <> wrote:

    > ruby-dbi and the various dbms-specific modules, I suppose.
    > BTW the project looks really cool :)


    thanks :)

    martin
     
    Martin DeMello, Oct 27, 2003
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