PanadaData provides high performance fake data generation.

Testing your application with realistic data is an important step in creating a successful product. Quite often you can’t actually use production data for your (performance) testing. This is where we come in. We can generate arbitrary amounts of high quality testing data to your specifications. Either access the APIs directly or even download generated data for easy offline ingestion. This is especially useful for system which are not connected to the internet for security reasons. The data is generated in a convenient JSON dump which you can import in pretty much any language!

If you need a custom data format or are missing a datatype, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Getting started

Hello world


Let’s generate our first row of data. We’re going to use curl for this. We need to tell the enginge what kind of fields we want to have and how many rows we want.

The way to do that is to create a POST body with the options as simple JSON:

We’re just going to have it create 5 rows of names and random ages. Let’s use CURL to actually request the rows:

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST --data "@testbody"

This will give us our 5 rows:

[["Taylor,Lisa F.",13],["Quilty,Emma R.",11],["Martinez,Edgar F.",16],["Jung,Brendan A.",19],["Koivu,Jane W.",10]]


Downloading test data as a file

Downloading test data as a file for later or offline use is pretty straightforward. You just call the API directly and save the data you get. Here’s a simple example:

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
--data '{"count":10000,"fields":[{"name":"Name","type":"name"},{"name":"Age","type":"integer"}],"headers":false}' \ \
-o 10kdata.json

This will give us 10k rows into 10kdata.json.

Accessing the API directly

Integrating the API directly into your program can be as simple as this:

require 'rest-client'

payload = '{"count":"10","fields":[{"name":"Name","type":"name"}]}'"", payload,headers={content_type: :"application/json", accept: :json})

Request builder

Number of rows
Return headers


General Options


  { "count":42 }
  The number of rows to be generated. Currently limited to 1000


  { "headers":false}

Output the field names as first row, defaults to false.



Array of column definitions. See below for details.

Field Options


The only required field is type. If you have enabled namedfields or headers, name also becomes required.



Name of the returned field. Requried if either namedfields or headers are enabled.



Type of the data to be generated into this column. As indicated some fields accept one of these options:

Fields can be one of the following:


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