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Sample MySQL database

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Similar to Northwind.mdb database in MS Access, I hope MySQL also has a sample populated database for testing or some other learning practices.

I want to test some php search codes in such a database in MySQL.

Question: Do you know of a MySQL database with data in it for this use?

If it does, how can I get hold of it?


Thank you.
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by:Devario Johnson
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If you have php my admin you can create a database and populate it with whatever data you want.

Php My Admin
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Xampp installs you a fully functional local webserver with apache httpd, mysql-server, phpmyadmin, ftp, and many more. Ideal to test locally.

http://www.apachefriends.org/de/xampp.html
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Hi devarioj,

Yes I have Php My Admin, what I am looking for is a sample database with lots of data in it. This way, I can focus on my search application part. I want to avoid creating and populating a database.

For example, MS Access has Northwind.mdb for a similar purpose. Is there anything like this for MySQL?

Thank you.
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The 'employees' database at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-other.html is 160MB with 4 million records.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Hi Dave,

Yes this is what I need. Currently, I don't have access to my computer with MySQL installed (so I cannot check it); is 'employees' database included in the typical MySQL installation? Or, I have to download and install it myself. If so how.

Meanwhile, I am reading more at  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-other.html to figure out more about it.

FYI, I am working in windows 7 in case you want give pointers (code) to install it after download.

Thanks,

Mike
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