Adventure Works 2014 Sample Databases

Rating:        Based on 18 ratings
Reviewed:  13 reviews
Downloads: 684303
Released: Jul 3, 2015
Updated: Jul 3, 2015 by DerrickVMSFT
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Adventure Works 2014 sample databases are an upgrade from the 2012 version. To learn how to install the databases, see Readme for Adventure Works 2014 Sample Databases.docx.

Reviews for this release

     
Will this work for sql server 2016?
by mahmed_0429 on Jul 1, 2015 at 9:43 PM
     
Was waiting for it since May, Adventure works 2014 has really met my expectations and found it helpful for my classes.Microsoft has made the installation process very simple than its 2012 version. Here is a video link for its installation if you have any doubts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhuDtvbpses
by junaithhaja on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:57 AM
     
I tried to install this on sql 2014 and it doesn't work. The bak file was made in some other version of sql and cannot be loaded by sql 2014. The install script was made in sql 2008 and uses data types ("date") that are not supported in sql 2014. Change the datatypes to DATETIME and the script will run. Also note that the default install location of SQL Server is different than what is specified in the script.
by zephyrprime on Sep 15 at 7:40 PM
     
Where can i download a version for MS Access as *.accdb?
by trainer_schwerin on Jan 13 at 10:54 AM
     
I Got Error; Msg 3241, Level 16, State 0, Line 2 The media family on device 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Backup\AdventureWorks2014.bak' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family. Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 2 RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
by ozguracar on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM
     
For anyone with the message "The media family on device 'blah' is incorrectly formed", the most likely reason is that you're trying to restore a SQL Server 2014 database backup onto an earlier version of SQL Server. Whilst backups are forwardly compatible (which is a good thing), by the nature of development, there's no guarantee that data structures will be backwardly compatible with older versions. Try finding a version of AW that's compatible with your version of SQL Server, or restore it on SQL Server 2014.
by JonReade on Jul 15, 2015 at 9:01 AM
     
AdventureWorksDW database, SSAS Enterprise project, and Internet Sales Tabular project all work fine. I'm using these to test some Business Intelligence stuff so it would help to have the ETL processes for loading the DW database and maybe even some SSRS reports.
by Tatsu on Jun 9, 2015 at 1:56 PM
     
couldn't figure out how to install it - facing this error: The media family on device 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Backup\AdventureWorks2014.bak' is incorrectly formed
by mbrembati on May 28, 2015 at 9:36 AM
     
buck dasn't attach
by Ss_pp on Apr 22, 2015 at 8:56 AM
     
It doesn't restore : after selecting the .bak file the info message states that there are no files selected.
by marisk on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:52 PM
     
All works around but I have an error: The media family is incorrectly formed...
by pop_alexandra on Mar 24, 2015 at 1:47 PM
     
Junaith Haja's video was excellent. Be sure to download the release notes which contains the query script he references in his presentation.
by aklong99 on Jan 16, 2015 at 9:10 PM
     
Its Very Very Helpful ... Thanks..
by Coral_Reefs on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM