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Generate fake data using joke2k's faker and your own schema

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Generate fake data using `joke2k's
faker <>`__ and your own schema.


.. code:: bash

pip install faker-schema


Getting started

.. code:: python

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema

schema = {'employee_id': 'uuid4', 'employee_name': 'name', 'employee address': 'address',
'email_address': 'email'}
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)
# {'employee_id': '956f0cf3-a954-5bff-0aaf-ee0e1b7e1e1b', 'employee_name': 'Adam Wells',
# 'employee address': '189 Kyle Springs Suite 110\nNorth Robin, OR 73512',
# 'email_address': ''}

Available Schema Types

This library is dependent on `faker <>`__
for availabble schema types. Faker provides a wide variety of data types
via providers. For a list of available providers, checkout
`Providers <>`__ and
Providers <>`__

Once you know what types you want to generate your fake data, you can
start defining your own schema

Defining your schema

The expected schema is a dictionary, where the keys are field names and
the values are the types of the fields. The schema dictionay can have
nested dictionaries and lists too.

Loading schemas

faker-schema currently provides two ways of loading your schema:

- JSON file
- JSON string

.. code:: python

import json

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema
from faker_schema.schema_loader import load_json_from_file, load_json_from_string

schema = load_json_from_file('path_to_json_file')
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)

# OR

json_string = '{"employee_id"": "uuid4", "employee_name": "name"", "employee address":
"address", "email_address": "email"}'

schema = load_json_from_string(json_string)
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)

You can define your own way of loading a schema, convert it to a Python
dictionary and pass it to the FakerSchema instance. The aim was to
de-couple schema loading/generation from fake data generation. If you
want to contribute more schema loading techniques, please open a GitHub
issue or send a pull request.

Using different locales

The `Faker <>`__ library provides a list
of different `locales <>`__.
You can choose your required locale from that list and provid it to the
FakerSchema instance

.. code:: python

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema

schema = {'employee_id': 'uuid4', 'employee_name': 'name', 'employee address': 'address',
'email_address': 'email'}
faker = FakerSchema(locale='it_IT')
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)
# {'employee_id': '47f8bb04-fc05-25c9-73cc-e8a22f29ee4e', 'employee_name': 'Caio Negri',
# 'employee address': 'Stretto Davis 34\nDamico lido, 54802 Vibo Valentia (TR)',
# 'email_address': ''}

More Schema Examples

Nested Dictionary

.. code:: python

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema

schema = {'EmployeeInfo': {'ID': 'uuid4', 'Name': 'name', 'Contact': {'Email': 'email',
'Phone Number': 'phone_number'}, 'Location': {'Country Code': 'country_code',
'City': 'city', 'Country': 'country', 'Postal Code': 'postalcode',
'Address': 'street_address'}}}
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)
# {'EmployeeInfo': {'ID': '0751f889-0d83-d05f-4eeb-16f575c6b4a3', 'Name': 'Stacey Williams',
# 'Contact': {'Email':'', 'Phone Number': '1-077-859-6393'},
# 'Location': {'Country Code': 'IE', 'City': 'Dyermouth', 'Country':
# 'United States Minor Outlying Islands', 'Postal Code': '84239',
# 'Address': '94806 Joseph Plaza Apt. 783'}}}

Nested List

.. code:: python

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema

schema = {'Employer': 'name', 'EmployeList': [{'Name': 'name'}, {'Name': 'name'},
{'Name': 'name'}]}
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema)
# {'Employer': 'Faith Knapp', 'EmployeList': [{'Name': 'Douglas Bailey'},
# {'Name': 'Karen Rivera'}, {'Name': 'Linda Vance MD'}]}

Generating a certain number of fake data from given schema

.. code:: python

from faker_schema.faker_schema import FakerSchema

schema = {'employee_id': 'uuid4', 'employee_name': 'name', 'employee address': 'address',
'email_address': 'email'}
faker = FakerSchema()
data = faker.generate_fake(schema, iterations=4)
# [{'employee_id': 'e07a7964-9636-bca6-2a58-4a69ac126dc5', 'employee_name':
# 'Charlene Blankenship', 'employee address': '0431 Edward Mountains Suite 697\nPort Douglas,
# TX 96239-7277', 'email_address': ''}, {'employee_id':
# '42b02262-3e0c-cf40-8257-4a0af122dddb', 'employee_name': 'Cheryl Stevens',
# 'employee address': '48066 Eric Lake\nPhillipshire, MO 57224', 'email_address':
# ''}, {'employee_id': '41efbcc4-bb32-9260-b2b3-8fac29782e01',
# 'employee_name': 'Dennis Campbell', 'employee address':
# '52418 Diana Mills Suite 590\nEast Mackenzie, HI 16222', 'email_address':
# ''}, {'employee_id': '80bf12ff-2f3a-6db6-f3a6-14cb50076a46',
# 'employee_name': 'Jimmy Avery', 'employee address':
# '6867 Eddie Forest Apt. 735\nBranditon, IL 32717', 'email_address': ''}]

BYOP (Bring Your Own Provider)

If you are using a community provider or you created your own provider,
you can use those with faker-schema as well. I will use the provider,
`faker\_web <>`__ as an

After `installing <>`__

.. code:: python

from faker import Faker
from faker_schema import FakerSchema
from faker_web import WebProvider

fake = Faker()

faker = FakerSchema(faker=fake)
headers_schema = {'Content-Type': 'content_type', 'Server': 'server_token'}
fake_headers = faker.generate_fake(headers_schema)
# {'Content-Type': 'application/json', 'Server': 'Apache/2.0.51 (Ubuntu)'}


Running tests

- Using make

.. code:: bash

make test

- Using nose

.. code:: bash


- Using nose with coverage

.. code:: bash

nosetests --with-coverage --cover-package=faker_schema --cover-erase -v --cover-html

Running flake8

- Using make

.. code:: bash

make flake8

- Using flake8

.. code:: bash

flake8 --max-line-length 99 faker_schema/ tests/


Usman Ehtesham Gul (`ueg1990 <>`__) -


If you want to add any new features, or improve existing one or if you
find bugs, please open a GitHub issue or feel free to send a pull
request. If you have any questions or need help/mentoring with
contributions, feel free to contact me via email

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