How to Load the Sample Database into MySQL Server

Step 1

Download the classicmodels database from the MySQL sample database section.

Step 2

Unzip the downloaded file into a temporary folder. You can use any folder you want. To make it simple, we will unzip the file to the C:\temp  folder.

If you use another operating system such as macOS, Linux, or Unix, please feel free to unzip it to any directory you like.

Step 3

Connect to the MySQL server using the mysql client program. The mysql program is located in the bin directory of the MySQL installation folder.

> mysql -u root -p
Enter password: ********

You will need to enter the password for the root user account to log in.

Step 4

Use the source command to load data into the MySQL Server:

mysql> source c:\temp\mysqlsampledatabase.sql

Step 5

Use the SHOW DATABASES command to list all databases in the current server:

mysql> show databases;

The output will look like the following that includes the newly created classicmodels database:

| Database           |
| classicmodels      |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
| sys                |
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