Generated test data can be grouped into the following three
categories based on their resemblance to actual business data:
- Dummy test data
- Meaningful test data
- Intelligent test data
Dummy data can be easily created with a simple script, and
low-end tools can provide meaningful data. GS DataGenerator
provides intelligent test data.
What makes test data intelligent?
Each database application has built-in logic.
Large database applications have numerous triggers or use
workflow processes. Additionally, data follows logical trends,
has exceptions and presents its unique sets of errors.
With a SQL and Jscript-based Expression Builder,
and dozens of built-in functions, GS DataGenerator supports
any rule and requirement to mimic business logic and create
The following is a sampling of what GS DataGenerator
- Field-related calculations, such as total order amount
and GL balances
- Time dependency between sequential business events
- Conditional logic, if a column depends on the values
in another column
- Business trends, such as creating time or regional trends
- Composite foreign key
Who Needs Intelligent Test Data?
ERP, CRM and Data Warehouse Implementation. Business users
straining to envision the capabilities of a new software application
and developers misjudging their user’s needs create a debilitating
software functionality gap. GS DataGenerator helps bridge this gap
by providing prototype application test data early in a project
for user acceptance tests or conference room pilots to save time
and unnecessary work.
Software Marketing and Sales Demonstration. GS DataGenerator
is the ultimate weapon for database application marketing and sales
demonstration. Equip yourself with an industry-specific demonstration
and client-specific proof of concept project. Present your application’s
functionality with a working application interface.
Commercial Software Development. GS DataGenerator brings
meaningful, industry-specific test data to your project. Look at
your application through the user’s point of view with intelligent