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I want to generate a bunch (10000-100000) of sample records in a table with IDs from N to N+K-1. which is equivalent to: insert into `mytable`.`myfield` (id) values (2000),(2001),(2002), (2003),(2004); except instead of having to write out numbers manually, I want to generate records automatically. Here N = 2000, K=5. what's the easiest way to do this? (preferably in sql but if there is another easy way, I'm open to hearing it)...

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    I want to generate a bunch (10000-100000) of sample records in a table
    with IDs from N to N+K-1. which is equivalent to:

    insert into `mytable`.`myfield` (id) values (2000),(2001),(2002),
    (2003),(2004);

    except instead of having to write out numbers manually, I want to
    generate records automatically. Here N = 2000, K=5.

    what's the easiest way to do this? (preferably in sql but if there is
    another easy way, I'm open to hearing it)

    Jason Guest

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    Default Re: generating lots of sample records

    On Apr 27, 5:24 pm, Jason S <com> wrote: 


    I don't know if it's exactly what you're after, but back in June of
    last year Giuseppe Maxia describe a method for doing this sort of
    thing with dates, words and numbers all purely within mysql.

    http://tinyurl.com/26xf2j

    HIH

    strawberry Guest

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    Default Re: generating lots of sample records

    On Apr 28, 9:22 am, strawberry <com> wrote: 

    thanks, that's the kind of thing. clever!

    Jason Guest

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