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Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

I don't know when the sample database "DEMODATA" was missed on the server and I am currently learning syntax of pervasive sql engine. Without the sample database in place, It really difficult to play around sql example.
what I knew is that the sample database is installed along with pervasive setup. However, our IT guy is not willing to do so as too many settings. I found nowhere i can download sample file. could anybody do me a favour and make copy of sample file for me ?

Thank you very in advance


RE: Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

If you've got PSQL v9 or v10, you can restore it yourself from the "RESTORE" directory.  
Also, be aware that v10 has a different location for the DEMODATA than PSQL v9 (in v9 it was in PVSW\DEMODATA and in v10 it's in an "All Users" directory).  

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RE: Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

Hi mirtheil,

Thank you for quick reponse. v9 is the current version of pervasive. I found those demodata files and copy those files right under demodata folder. I also set database point to this folder. however, nothing is under table tree in pervasive control center. anything wrong with my setting?



RE: Need sample database file "DEMODATA"

Well, the RESTORE folder isn't a copy of the database. It's the files needed to recreate them.  You can use the SQL file to recreate the empty tables then use the SDF files to import sample data.  The easiest way would be to create the database (making sure DDFs are created) then connecting to that database and opening the SQL file.  Run all of the statements. Then, use BDU to import the data.  You'll need to do it for each table. This is an example of the BDU.EXE tool and it's command:


bdu demodata BDU_Table C:\data_file.txt -t ,
Here's the
BDU Doc Link.

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