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RavenDB Sample Data: Hello Northwind

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RavenDB has always came with some sample data that you could use to test things out. Unfortunately, that sample data was pretty basic, and didn’t really cover a lot of interesting scenarios.

For RavenDB 2.5, we updated the sample data to use the brand new and amazing (wait for it…) Northwind database.


At a minimum, it would make demoing stuff easier. And in order to make things even nicer, you can get the C# classes for the sample data here.



in the class OrderLine ther is this property: public string Product { get; set; } I don't undestand what it is.


It is the ID of the product, eg. Product/1

Steve Syfuhs

son of a crap, we're never seeing this database go away. What about AdventureWorks? ;)


You have a typo in the Employee class, "Terrotories" instead of "Territories".

Marcel Gosselin

Another typo: Frieght instead of Freight


Is it possible to programatically insert these?

Ayende Rahien

You can just import the file, sure. It is this one: https://github.com/ayende/ravendb/blob/2.5/Raven.Studio/Assets/EmbeddedData/Northwind.dump

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