Takes one or more value(s) from subgenerators as argument(s) into a printf style format string.

Name Description Required Min Max Allowed Values
seed Random number generator seed of this Element. Overrides default seeding behavior. no 0 1
name (Class)Name of this element. Used to identify plugin Class. Full name is required. Example: com.en.myPluginPackage.myPuginClass no 0 1
id Identification String of this element. May be used to uniquely identify a field within the children of an Element. no 0 1
Name Description Required Min Max Allowed Values
format Content type: String
Format a number "printf style" using format specifiers. e.g: sub generators produce values {'foo', 461012} with format="%-5s|%08d" produces: "00461012".
yes 1 1
gen Value Generator for this field no 0
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  1. Complex Composite String of String and Integer

    Generates complex strings composed of a random string and a random integer using the given format string: '%2s/%03d'.

    Schema config for Complex Composite String of String and Integer
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    * Copyright (c) 2013, bankmark and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    * bankmark UG PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL. Use is subject to license terms.
    --><schema xmlns:doc="" xmlns:xsi="" name="demo" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="structure/pdgfSchema.xsd">
      <!-- All data is derived from this starting seed.
           If this seed is the same, the generated data will the same on each
           Change this seed to generate a different data set.-->
      <rng name="PdgfDefaultRandom"/>
      <!--Default Scale factor for all tables -->
      <property name="SF" type="double">1</property>
      <table name="FORMAT_STRING">
        <!-- if tables should scale with -SF command line argument.
             Specify your scaling formula here: -->
        <size>10 * ${SF}</size>
        <!--Complex Composite String of String and Integer-->
            Generates complex strings composed of a random string and a random integer using the given format string:
          <field name="format_string" size="" type="VARCHAR">
    Output for Complex Composite String of String and Integer
2.6_#1486_b758 | 2016-05-24