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Test data generator for PHP - Entities and relations

In the previous lesson, , we finished its core and implemented a database wrapper. In today's tutorial, we're going to finish the script.

Creating other entities

We could create a LastName entity just like we did with the FirstName entity. However, we'll focus on creating some more advanced entities.


Let's create a class which will implement the IRandomizableItem interface. An email will be inserted both into the definition and the table. The SQL email type will be varchar(255).

class Email implements IRandomizableItem
        public $insertToDefinition = true;
        public $insertToTable = true;

        function randomValue()

        function columnSqlType()
                return "varchar(255) COLLATE utf8_general_ci";

We'll use domains in the email addresses. Now, create a


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In this tutorial, we'll finish the random data generator for MySQL databases. We'll create other entities and implement database relations.

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