Archived: Installing AdventureWorksLT Sample Database

This section describes how to install AdventureWorksLT as a sample database on SQL Server.

To practice JDBC interface with SQL Server, you need some tables and data on the database server. Microsoft has a nice sample database called AdventureWorksLT available free for you to use. This tutorial shows you how to download and install AdventureWorksLT on your local SQL Server.

1. Go to the SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases download page.

2. Go to the x86 section in the Instructions section, Click "AdventureWorksLT.msi -- 2,251 KB" to download the sample file. Save the download file to c:\temp.

3. Double click on the downloaded file: c:\temp\AdventureWorksLT.msi. The installation setup window shows up. Follow the instructions to finish the installation.

When the installation is done, two physical database files are installed in the data directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data:

AdventureWorksLT_Data.mdf   5,120 KB
AdventureWorksLT_Log.ldf    2,048 KB

To finish the installation, you need to attach the database physical files to your SQL server by running the following SQL statement with SQLCMD interface:

EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname=N'AdventureWorksLT',
   @filename1=N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server'
   @filename2=N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server'

The sample database AdventureWorksLT is ready for you to play now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

Archived Tutorials

 Archived: Downloading and Installing JDK on Windows

 Archived: Java SE 8 Installation

 Archived: Downloading Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Archived: Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Archived: Installing AdventureWorksLT Sample Database

 Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2

 Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0


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