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Sample databases for practicing

I'm currently teaching a course in web programming where we're using PHP to
connect to MySQL. A book we're using has a sample database in it for use in
practicing, but the database is not well populated with data. This works
fine for some applications, but I'd really like the students to experience
working with a variety of database structures and a larger volume of table
data.

Can anyone suggest a source for "sample databases"? The format isn't
critical, since I can probably find a filter to help me get it into MySQL.
My searches thus far on the web haven't been very productive.

Tony
Jul 19 '05 #1
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On 9-Feb-2004, "Tony" <no****@pittarese.com> wrote:
I'm currently teaching a course in web programming where we're using PHP
to
connect to MySQL. A book we're using has a sample database in it for use
in
practicing, but the database is not well populated with data. This works
fine for some applications, but I'd really like the students to experience
working with a variety of database structures and a larger volume of table
data.

Can anyone suggest a source for "sample databases"? The format isn't
critical, since I can probably find a filter to help me get it into MySQL.
My searches thus far on the web haven't been very productive.


The government has tons of data. Most of it is carefully collected and
pretty much useless, perfect for learning. :-)

Here's a link to the census data:
ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/

--
Tom Thackrey
www.creative-light.com
tom (at) creative (dash) light (dot) com
do NOT send email to ja*********@willglen.net (it's reserved for spammers)
Jul 19 '05 #2

On 9-Feb-2004, "Tony" <no****@pittarese.com> wrote:
I'm currently teaching a course in web programming where we're using PHP
to
connect to MySQL. A book we're using has a sample database in it for use
in
practicing, but the database is not well populated with data. This works
fine for some applications, but I'd really like the students to experience
working with a variety of database structures and a larger volume of table
data.

Can anyone suggest a source for "sample databases"? The format isn't
critical, since I can probably find a filter to help me get it into MySQL.
My searches thus far on the web haven't been very productive.


The government has tons of data. Most of it is carefully collected and
pretty much useless, perfect for learning. :-)

Here's a link to the census data:
ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/

--
Tom Thackrey
www.creative-light.com
tom (at) creative (dash) light (dot) com
do NOT send email to ja*********@willglen.net (it's reserved for spammers)
Jul 19 '05 #3

On 9-Feb-2004, "Tony" <no****@pittarese.com> wrote:
I'm currently teaching a course in web programming where we're using PHP
to
connect to MySQL. A book we're using has a sample database in it for use
in
practicing, but the database is not well populated with data. This works
fine for some applications, but I'd really like the students to experience
working with a variety of database structures and a larger volume of table
data.

Can anyone suggest a source for "sample databases"? The format isn't
critical, since I can probably find a filter to help me get it into MySQL.
My searches thus far on the web haven't been very productive.


The government has tons of data. Most of it is carefully collected and
pretty much useless, perfect for learning. :-)

Here's a link to the census data:
ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/

--
Tom Thackrey
www.creative-light.com
tom (at) creative (dash) light (dot) com
do NOT send email to ja*********@willglen.net (it's reserved for spammers)
Jul 19 '05 #4

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