The US Census Bureau has lists of first names and surnames online with a breakdown of their frequency within the US population. It was very simple to extract just the names into arrays. We found it quite useful for generating database records for testing. YMMV.
Bob McConnell -----Original Message----- From: james stojan [mailto:james.sto...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:38 PM To: TG Cc: Brian Dunning; firstname.lastname@example.org; my...@lists.mysql.com Subject: Re: [PHP] Good source for sample data? Fakenamegenerator.com is pretty good for these kinds of records, alot of variety and can change order/formating for them but they do limit free orders to 50k records. http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/order.php On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM, TG <tg-...@gryffyndevelopment.com> wrote: > I remembered a coworker found an online resource that generated sample data > for you. I hit google and I think I found it: > > http://www.generatedata.com/ > > I I found it on a list of resources for data generation: > > http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/test-sample-data-generators/ > > > I've never used any of these, but once again.. Google is your friend. > > -TG > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Brian Dunning <br...@briandunning.com> > To: email@example.com, my...@lists.mysql.com > Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:52:41 -0800 > Subject: [PHP] Good source for sample data? > > > Hey all - > > > > I need a few million sample contact records - name, company, address, > email, web, phone, fax. ZIP codes and area codes and street addresses > should be correct and properly formatted, but preferably not real people > or companies or email addresses. But they'd work if you did address > validation or mapping. Anyone have a suggestion? > > > > - Brian > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php