ApexSQL Generate 2016 R4 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Generate 2016 R4 has been released

Type: Medium feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Generate: ApexSQL Generate creates test data for specified columns and tables in SQL Server databases. It exports test data to SQL, XML, and CSV files and executes it directly against a database. ApexSQL Generate offers the ability to quickly generate millions of rows, as well as intelligent auto-create data patterns at row level. It supports a wide variety of data types, including geography, money, and hierarchyid.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Generate product page

About this release:


  • Error-handling switch is added in CLI
  • Switches for including/excluding tables are added in CLI
  • Switch for exporting help into HTML file is added in CLI
  • Switch is added for inserting unique data
  • Switch is added for shuffling the test data prior to generation
  • Switch is added to set the percentage of NULL values to insert
  • Switch is added to preview the return code in CLI
  • Option is added to include the return code switch in the saved batch file
  • Support for SQL Server Management Studio 2016 integration
  • 20+ new predefined generators
  • 20 new return error codes
  • Improved output messages in the CLI: Generation summary, Warnings output and Preview with objects to process

Improved quality:

  • 53 bugs and known issues are fixed

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Release notes

July 14, 2016