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The Chinook Sample Database

Have you ever needed or wanted a populated sample database with several related tables to play around with? Perhaps you are learning about databases and database design or perhaps you want to try out a new tool such as Xojo but want a pre-build database to start with.

If so, take a look at the Chinook open-source database. On the GitHub page for this database, you’ll find pre-built database files for a wide variety of databases, including all the databases supported by Xojo:

  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • MS SQL Server

The Chinook database models a digital media store, including tables for artists, albums, media tracks, invoices and customers. There are tables that are related to each other and is pre-populated with data. Here is its data model design:

Head on over to the Chinook download page to grab the version for the database you are using.

Update (Jan 2019): Links now point to GitHub page rather than older Codeplex site.