Insert Random Data into Tables Using mysql_random_data_load

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In this short blogpost, we’ll show you how to use the mysql_random_data_load tool to insert random data into tables. This is a great aide in testing when you have empty tables and need them to be populated with data. We’ve all done it manually (the INSERT INTO … VALUES … way), but that is surely a waste of time. It can add up to a lot if you need to test tables with many columns, or even worse, with foreign keys. Before saying anything else, we would like to mention that this tool is still under development, and that it will insert random data into tables. Be aware if running it in a productio...