Automatically populate database fields?


I have a table that holds certain places (cities) in them. Is there a
way to pre-populate my database during production with all the cities
I want included? My application relies on pre submitted cities to run
properly. ( I have about 400 of them)

I looked around the internet, and people have been using different
approaches to this problem. I don't want to get steered wrong, so what
is the best way to do this?

Thank you.

-David Zhu

Seeds are the way to go I guess. See and

Sorry for polluting your inboxes : here’s another technique for directly dumping/loading data from the database (if you’re using mysql).


(time to go to bed… :/)