Description

The F500Rating2014Gen Generator generates ratings of companies on the 2014 Fortune 500.


Parameter

The following parameters may be configured for the F500Rating2014Gen Generator. Items with an asterisk* are required.  

  • autoReference*– When true, it will automatically search the Attributes in the list of Attributes within its Domain and look for a sibling Generator so that it can match to the value generated.  The sibling Generators are:
    • F500Name2014Gen
    • F500URL2014Gen

This allows the sibling Generators generated data to be in sync with each other.

When false, it will list the company ratings by the specified sortOrder:

* random

* ascending

* descending

  • sortOrder*– When false, it will list the company ratings by the specified sortOrder:
    • random
    • ascending
    • descending

  • seed – Using the seed will ensure that the same random company names are generated each time data is generated.

  • waitAmount* – Defines the number of iterations the generator should wait (pause) before moving to the next value in the list.


Example 1: Company Rating Auto References Company Name

For this example, two Generators are linked to create the shown output: F500Rating2014Gen and F500Name2014Gen


In order for this to work correctly, the F500Rating2014Gen Generator must be the first linked Generator. It will have the following parameter configuration: 

  • autoReference = true
  • sortOrder = random (default)
  • seed = blank (default)
  • waitAmount = 1 (default)


The F500Name2014Gen Generator configuration is shown below. All parameters are set to their default value except this one: 

  • autoReference = false



Sample Output

gen1 = Company Rating

gen2 = Company Name