Test Data Files & Reports

 

Produce Safe, Application-Savvy Test Data

Challenges

 

You need realistic test files to:

  • develop and stress JCL and COBOL programs on the mainframe
  • build new BI and reporting applications
  • evaluate CRM, ERP, EAI, EII, and other systems
  • prototype ETL operations and bulk load scenarios
  • benchmark new hardware or software platforms

 

The data you have in production may be inaccessible, restricted by company policy or data privacy laws, or may not even exist. If you have access to test data, it may not reflect the range or volume of data used in the future.

Solutions

IRI RowGen software creates test data directly in custom and standard file formats:

  • Record, line, or variable sequential
  • CSV
  • LDIF
  • Text (fixed or delimited)
  • XML
  • COBOL index
  • Mainframe blocked
  • Detail/summary report

RowGen randomly creates field values in more than 100 data types. It can also randomly select data from real datasets, so the test fields can be a mix of artificial and real (but de-identified) data. RowGen also applies intelligent selection and ranging criteria to improve data realism.

Embedded support for standard and complex data transformations, set file (value) lookups, conditional filters, and custom formatting helps RowGen simulate production file and report formats for a variety of applications.