TalendDataGenerator Routines - Cloud

Talend Cloud Data Management Platform Studio User Guide

Version
Cloud
Language
English (United States)
Product
Talend Cloud
Module
Talend Management Console
Talend Studio
Content
Design and Development

The TalendDataGenerator routines are functions which allow you to generate sets of test data. They are based on fictitious lists of first names, second names, addresses, towns and States provided by Talend. These routines are generally used when developing Jobs, using a tRowGenerator component, for example, to avoid using production or company data.

You can access these routines by double-clicking the TalendDataGenerator node under the system routines folder in the Repository tree view.

Routine

Description

Syntax

getFirstName

returns a first name taken randomly from a fictitious list.

TalendDataGenerator.getFirstName()

getLastName

returns a random surname from a fictitious list.

TalendDataGenerator.getLastName()

getUsStreet

returns an address taken randomly from a list of common American street names.

TalendDataGenerator.getUsStreet()

getUsCity

returns the name of a town taken randomly from a list of American towns.

TalendDataGenerator.getUsCity()

getUsState

returns the name of a State taken randomly from a list of American States.

TalendDataGenerator.getUsState()

getUsStateId

returns an ID randomly taken from a list of IDs attributed to American States.

TalendDataGenerator.getUsStateId()

Note: No entry parameter is required as Talend provides the list of fictitious data.

You can customize the fictitious data by modifying the TalendDataGenerator routines. For further information on how to customize routines, see Customizing the system routines.