Putting values in a SQL Matrix.- it has a compound key

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Putting values in a SQL Matrix.- it has a compound key

Postby AndrewRMClarke » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:05 pm

I create a table....

create table matrix (x int not null,y int not null,element numeric(18,2) not null PRIMARY KEY (x,y))

I want to populate it with values for a matrix of 15(x) by 15(y). This would mean I'd want all unique combinations OF x AND y up to 15 in each case. I don't seem to be able to do it with SQL Data Generator.

Compound keys consist of several columns, in which all values are known (not null) and, in combination, are unique.
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Postby Brian Donahue » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi Andrew,

I'd like to know what problem you run into. When I use your table, I set the table settings so that 15 rows are generated and when data is invalid, to skip the row. The downside is I always end up with very predictable data:
x y
1 1
2 2
3 3
... ...
Changing the column settings for x and y to use a range between 1 and 15 and randomizing generates more realism:
x y
1 9
2 3
4 11
... ...
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