Add ability to populate Landfill test instances with sample data

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: lizzard, Unassigned)

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It would be neat to be able to create a test instance on Landfill and click an option to pre-populate the database with some sample data -- say, 10 fake users, 100 fake bugs, and a few products and categories.   This can be really useful for testing!  

It would also be great for me as I put together tutorials and workshops to teach people how to use Bugzilla effectively as bug filers and triagers.

Comment 1

6 years ago
There are already thousands of bugs and user accounts created for you. What else do you need??
Assignee: general → website
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Component: Bugzilla-General → bugzilla.org
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Frédéric: Ah, I thought those changed all the time as people played with the test instances. If they stay the same, then it should work fine for my purposes! Thanks!

Comment 3

6 years ago
(In reply to Liz Henry :lizzard from comment #2)
> Frédéric: Ah, I thought those changed all the time as people played with the
> test instances. If they stay the same, then it should work fine for my
> purposes! Thanks!

Sure, they change all the time. What's wrong with that? :) Note that once you create your own demo install, you are the only one to know the URL, so the data is less likely to change.
So they do change... I thought so.  The thing I specifically wanted was a standard set of fake data, which would be really useful for teaching and tutorials. If you can imagine me teaching a workshop on bug triage to 40 high school students who are interested in contributing to open source you might see the desirability of a standard data set that can be used simultaneously in different instances by a bunch of people, then which is wiped...and will be the same for the next class!  :D 

For most purposes, sure, whatever random data shows up and changes constantly is just fine.  I thought that, if I can imagine this use case being useful for me, then I am probably not the only one who might benefit by it. 

Do not worry, there will be more ideas, some good, some bad...
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