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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours by Alison Balter

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Appendix A. Using the NorthWind Sample Database File

Many of the examples in this book utilize a sample database called NorthWind. You can download this database from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=06616212-0356-46A0-8DA2-EEBC53A68034&displaylang=en. In this appendix you’ll learn:

• What you need to about installing the sample file

• How to attach to the sample NorthWind database file

What You Need to Know About Installing the Sample Database Files

The download process will create a file called SQL2000SampleDb.msi. Here are the steps that you must take to install the NorthWind sample database:

1. Locate the SQL2000SampleDb.msi file in the location to which you downloaded it.

2. Double click the SQL2000SampleDb.msi ...

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