Random Data Generator (RDG) is an add-in for Excel 2000-2007 (32-bit OS) that lets you easily create fake, randomly generated personal and demographic information in Microsoft® Excel.
The fields generated by Random Data Generator can be used in applications such as PivotTables, macros, charts, tutorials, web demos — anywhere that fake test data is needed, without using actual personal information (which may be protected by Sarbanes-Oxley [SOX] and/or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]).
The output data has many applications. It can be imported into RDBMS applications such as SQL or Oracle databases, used by other programming languages such as .NET, SAS or PHP, or included in automation processes across platforms that accept TXT or CSV formats.
IT administrators: do you set login passwords to expire at regular intervals? Use RDG to generate passwords for new users, or create new passwords for existing users whose passwords have expired.
Companies: do you run web demos or online training sessions for clients? Use RDG to create sample logins for yourself and for your clients, as well as fake scenarios to demonstrate your products.
To comply with privacy regulations (HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley) and improve data security, organizations that handle sensitive consumer data (names, SSN, DOB, etc) should use fake data when conducting software tests. This Excel add-in allows the end user to generate quantities of fake data for testing purposes, data such as Gender, Name (First and Last), SSN, DOB, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone.