Sample Databases Available for Download

Whenever someone starts learning Microsoft SQL Server they always ask for a demo database they can connect to.  If you don’t have access to one already there is hope.  Search on amazon and see how cheaply you can find a copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer edition.  I’ve found them as low as $50.  Once you have that installed, you can head over to Microsoft and you’ll find a download for the Northwinds and pubs database.

The Northwinds database has several tables you can use to practice your SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements.  You can also do much more (once you’re up to it.

I’m including a link to the database download to make things easier!

Reference:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=06616212-0356-46a0-8da2-eebc53a68034

By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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