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Chitu Okoli

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Computers and the Internet

Create test data for a database with foreign keys

There are various free data generators to create test or dummy data for a database, but generally speaking, they don’t handle foreign keys between tables very well. This video shows how to create random data from a free test data site, manipulate the tables in Excel to maintain foreign keys and other advanced referential integrity logic, and then convert the data to SQL insert statements:

Here is the ERD modeled in the video:


Here are the links and documents presented in the video, with comments:

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