Northwind was originally created as a sample database for Microsoft Access. Microsoft also included it with SQL Server 2000. Although later versions of SQL Server did not include the Northwind database, you can easily install it.
To install the Northwind sample database on SQL Server:
SELECT * FROM Employees;
If the test is successful, you should see a listing of employees including a Nancy Davolio.
If you are not taking a SQL class with us, you can download and run SQL2000SampleDb.msi from Microsoft.
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