Generate test data for MySQL tables

Test data generation for MySQL using php

Generating test data for MySQL tables is easy and simple.

In this tutorial we are going to see how to insert dummy data in MySQL database using PHP and PDO.
Most of time we need a test data to test or test the performance of the application.

Here is the simple tutorial to generate bulk dummy data using php and Faker PHP Plugin.

Step 1: Download Faker PHP Plugin for Test data generation (Click here)

Step 2: Create MySQL database and tables to insert dummy data into MYSQL using PHP

tep 3: Create test.php file, then include autoload.php file from src directory. That will taking care including Faker classes automatically when we instantiate the Faker class.

Here is my sample script which will make the connection with MySQL database and insert dummy data in it. Specify number of records in $count variable.

Below Referece for generating different types of dummy data in mysql

Ex:$faker->randomDigit

randomDigit // 7
randomDigitNotNull // 5
randomNumber($nbDigits = NULL, $strict = false) // 79907610
randomFloat($nbMaxDecimals = NULL, $min = 0, $max = NULL) // 48.8932
numberBetween($min = 1000, $max = 9000) // 8567
randomLetter // ‘b’
// returns randomly ordered subsequence of a provided array
randomElements($array = array (‘a’,’b’,’c’), $count = 1) // array(‘c’)
randomElement($array = array (‘a’,’b’,’c’)) // ‘b’
shuffle(‘hello, world’) // ‘rlo,h eoldlw’
shuffle(array(1, 2, 3)) // array(2, 1, 3)
numerify(‘Hello ###’) // ‘Hello 609’
lexify(‘Hello ???’) // ‘Hello wgt’
bothify(‘Hello ##??’) // ‘Hello 42jz’
asciify(‘Hello ***’) // ‘Hello R6+’
regexify(‘[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,4}’); // sm0@y8k96a.ej
word // ‘aut’
words($nb = 3, $asText = false) // array(‘porro’, ‘sed’, ‘magni’)
sentence($nbWords = 6, $variableNbWords = true) // ‘Sit vitae voluptas sint non voluptates.’
sentences($nb = 3, $asText = false) // array(‘Optio quos qui illo error.’, ‘Laborum vero a officia id corporis.’, ‘Saepe provident esse hic eligendi.’)
paragraph($nbSentences = 3, $variableNbSentences = true) // ‘Ut ab voluptas sed a nam. Sint autem inventore aut officia aut aut blanditiis. Ducimus eos odit amet et est ut eum.’
paragraphs($nb = 3, $asText = false) // array(‘Quidem ut sunt et quidem est accusamus aut. Fuga est placeat rerum ut. Enim ex eveniet facere sunt.’, ‘Aut nam et eum architecto fugit repellendus illo. Qui ex esse veritatis.’, ‘Possimus omnis aut incidunt sunt. Asperiores incidunt iure sequi cum culpa rem. Rerum exercitationem est rem.’)
text($maxNbChars = 200) // ‘Fuga totam reiciendis qui architecto fugiat nemo. Consequatur recusandae qui cupiditate eos quod.’
title($gender = null|’male’|’female’) // ‘Ms.’
titleMale // ‘Mr.’
titleFemale // ‘Ms.’
suffix // ‘Jr.’
name($gender = null|’male’|’female’) // ‘Dr. Zane Stroman’
firstName($gender = null|’male’|’female’) // ‘Maynard’
firstNameMale // ‘Maynard’
firstNameFemale // ‘Rachel’
lastName // ‘Zulauf’
cityPrefix // ‘Lake’
secondaryAddress // ‘Suite 961’
state // ‘NewMexico’
stateAbbr // ‘OH’
citySuffix // ‘borough’
streetSuffix // ‘Keys’
buildingNumber // ‘484’
city // ‘West Judge’
streetName // ‘Keegan Trail’
streetAddress // ‘439 Karley Loaf Suite 897’
postcode // ‘17916’
address // ‘8888 Cummings Vista Apt. 101, Susanbury, NY 95473’
country // ‘Falkland Islands (Malvinas)’
latitude($min = -90, $max = 90) // 77.147489
longitude($min = -180, $max = 180) // 86.211205
phoneNumber // ‘201-886-0269 x3767’
tollFreePhoneNumber // ‘(888) 937-7238’
e164PhoneNumber // ‘+27113456789’
catchPhrase // ‘Monitored regional contingency’
bs // ‘e-enable robust architectures’
company // ‘Bogan-Treutel’
companySuffix // ‘and Sons’
jobTitle // ‘Cashier’
unixTime($max = ‘now’) // 58781813
dateTime($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2008-04-25 08:37:17’, ‘UTC’)
dateTimeAD($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘1800-04-29 20:38:49’, ‘Europe/Paris’)
iso8601($max = ‘now’) // ‘1978-12-09T10:10:29+0000’
date($format = ‘Y-m-d’, $max = ‘now’) // ‘1979-06-09’
time($format = ‘H:i:s’, $max = ‘now’) // ’20:49:42′
dateTimeBetween($startDate = ‘-30 years’, $endDate = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2003-03-15 02:00:49’, ‘Africa/Lagos’)
dateTimeInInterval($startDate = ‘-30 years’, $interval = ‘+ 5 days’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2003-03-15 02:00:49’, ‘Antartica/Vostok’)
dateTimeThisCentury($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘1915-05-30 19:28:21’, ‘UTC’)
dateTimeThisDecade($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2007-05-29 22:30:48’, ‘Europe/Paris’)
dateTimeThisYear($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2011-02-27 20:52:14’, ‘Africa/Lagos’)
dateTimeThisMonth($max = ‘now’, $timezone = null) // DateTime(‘2011-10-23 13:46:23’, ‘Antarctica/Vostok’)
amPm($max = ‘now’) // ‘pm’
dayOfMonth($max = ‘now’) // ’04’
dayOfWeek($max = ‘now’) // ‘Friday’
month($max = ‘now’) // ’06’
monthName($max = ‘now’) // ‘January’
year($max = ‘now’) // ‘1993’
century // ‘VI’
timezone // ‘Europe/Paris’
email // ‘tkshlerin@collins.com’
safeEmail // ‘king.alford@example.org’
freeEmail // ‘bradley72@gmail.com’
companyEmail // ‘russel.durward@mcdermott.org’
freeEmailDomain // ‘yahoo.com’
safeEmailDomain // ‘example.org’
userName // ‘wade55’
password // ‘k&|X+a45*2[‘
domainName // ‘wolffdeckow.net’
domainWord // ‘feeney’
tld // ‘biz’
url // ‘http://www.skilesdonnelly.biz/aut-accusantium-ut-architecto-sit-et.html’
slug // ‘aut-repellat-commodi-vel-itaque-nihil-id-saepe-nostrum’
ipv4 // ‘109.133.32.252’
localIpv4 // ‘10.242.58.8’
ipv6 // ‘8e65:933d:22ee:a232:f1c1:2741:1f10:117c’
macAddress // ’43:85:B7:08:10:CA’
userAgent // ‘Mozilla/5.0 (Windows CE) AppleWebKit/5350 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/13.0.888.0 Safari/5350’
chrome // ‘Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; PPC Mac OS X 10_6_5) AppleWebKit/5312 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/14.0.894.0 Safari/5312’
firefox // ‘Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linuxi686; rv:7.0) Gecko/20101231 Firefox/3.6’
safari // ‘Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10_7_1 rv:3.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.11.3’
opera // ‘Opera/8.25 (Windows NT 5.1; en-US) Presto/2.9.188 Version/10.00’
internetExplorer // ‘Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; Trident/3.0)’
creditCardType // ‘MasterCard’
creditCardNumber // ‘4485480221084675’
creditCardExpirationDate // 04/13
creditCardExpirationDateString // ’04/13′
creditCardDetails // array(‘MasterCard’, ‘4485480221084675’, ‘Aleksander Nowak’, ’04/13′)
// Generates a random IBAN. Set $countryCode to null for a random country
iban($countryCode) // ‘IT31A8497112740YZ575DJ28BP4’
swiftBicNumber // ‘RZTIAT22263’

Hope it is usefull. Happy Coding…