IRI RowGen users can generate structurally and referentially correct synthetic test data for an entire database in a single operation. The test data reflects production characteristics (such as values ranges and frequencies) normally encountered in database or ETL operations, but does not require access to, or the masking of, real data.
This article looks at sets from an informational processing perspective; what they are; how they are constructed; and, distinct ways in which data can be drawn from sets within IRI software products using the SortCL data definition and processing program; i.e.,
One of the ways IRI RowGen builds realistic test data is through the formation and population of custom field values, such as phone numbers. In this article, we explain how to use the Compound Data Value (CDV) wizard in the RowGen GUI to build a set file containing real-looking, US phone numbers based on the North American Numbering Plan (NANP).