Test File Generator Features

Environment

Operating systems support Windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8/10 (desktop), Server 2003, 2008, 2012.
Additional client side software required No.
Does the tool support console mode? Yes.
Does the software compatible with Windows Scheduler? Yes.
Can I work with a few project files at once? Yes.

Data Generation Options

Has the tool sets of predefined value lists? Yes, it is value library.
How many predefined data generators are present? About 30 predefined generators are accessible.
Can the user define custom generator? Yes, using pattern engine.
Can I specify regular expression as a data generator? Yes.
Is it possible to use Excel spreadsheet or Access Database as a data source? Yes, please refer to $Excel and $MSAccess functions.
Can I use external text or CSV file as a source? Yes, please use the related built-in generator with $File or $FileGroup function for complex cases.
Can I use XML document for data generation? Yes, please use $XML function.
Can I use JSON file as a source? Yes, please use $JSON function.
I have a table with sample data. Can I use it with this dummy file generator? Yes, please use $Table or $TableGroup functions.
Is it possible to download source data via FTP or HTTP from the Net? Yes, please use $WebFile or $WebFileGroup functions.
Does the tool allow me to specify column to column and row to row dependencies? Yes, please read Pattern Engine manual for details.
Is it possible to provide Python script as a source for data generation? Yes, please use $Script function.
Does the generator support web resources as a source? Yes.
Can I assign default format for date and time? Yes.
How many dummy data rows can be generated per file? Unlimited. About 9 223 372 036 854 775 807 rows per execution
Can the tool produce complex structured files with headers, footers, etc? No. You have to use DTM File Factory for this purpose.

Output Options

Does this file creation tool support fixed width files? Yes.
Does the user able to specify custom column delimiter? Yes.
Can I specify date-depended output file name with this software? Yes, using $DATE$ and $TIME$ macros.
Does the generator support "append" mode? Yes.
Can the generator create output file without header? Yes.
Can the dummy file generator add empty rows to output? Yes.

Import/Export Structure Definition

Can the user provide sample file to import structure? Yes.
It is possible to generate test files larger than 4Gb with this tool? Yes, but NTFS as a target file system is required
Can the tool generate CREATE TABLE statement for defined file structure? Yes.
What encoding is supported by the export and import operations? ANSI 8 bit, UTF8 and Unicode 16 bit (UTF16).

Assistance/Help

Is help for the tool built into the product? Yes.
Is help for the large file generator available on-line? Yes, see on-line help

See Also