Sample / test data is an effective way to test web projects & applications. Other than meaningless data, real names, addresses, zip codes can make the whole testing stage easier.

WebResourcesDepot have collected some nice free test data generators which you may find useful:

 

GenerateData

GenerateData is a free, open source script written in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of formats for use in testing software, populating databases.

Generate Sample Data

Some features:

  • (JS-enabled) browser-friendly.
  • Many data types available: names, phone numbers, email addresses, cities, states, provinces, counties, dates, street addresses, number ranges, alphanumeric strings, lorem ipsum text and more.
  • Option to generate data in XML, Excel, HTML, CSV or SQL.
  • Country specific data (state / province / county) for Canada, US, Netherlands and UK.

 

DBMonster

DBMonster is a tool that generates random test data and inserts it into SQL database.

Test Data Generator

 

CSV Data Generator

This is a Ruby based free test data generator.

 

Datagenerator

Datagenerator is a library and GUI for generating rule based test data for various databases like Mysql, Firebird, Interbase, MSSQL, Oracle, SQLite and PostgreSQL.

Data Generator

 

dgMaster

Data generator tool which supports many data types (primitive data types,but also names,addresses,post codes,etc.) and generates data in various formats (text,xml,db).It provides a GUI and is extensible by means of plugging-in new data-generator classes.

 

Spawner Data Generator

Spawner is a generator of sample/test data for databases. It can be configured to output delimited text or SQL insert statements. It can also insert directly into a MySQL 5.x database. Includes many field types, most of which are configurable.

 

Test Dictionary

A Java interface that quickly returns random proper names, terms and connectors. Useful for populating realistic test data.

 

Fresh Trash Generator

This is a Java utility package for generate random test data.

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