This is simple. Download and unpack the pentaho_sample_data-<version>.zip that you can find on Sourceforge.
In the root of the exploded tree, you should see a startup and a shutdown script. To start the database server, run the start-hypersonic (.bat for Windows, .sh for *nix) script. To stop the database server, run the stop-hypersonic (.bat for Windows, .sh for *nix) script.
A suggested directory layout is below:
If you will be building an archive for MySQL, you will need to create databases and users, and you will have to import the sample data. We provide a sample sql file that does all of that:
- Grab the file from our subversion repostitory at svn://source.pentaho.org/svnroot/legacy/pentaho-data/trunk/mysql5/SampleDataDump_MySql.sql
- Then import the file into mysql like so: mysql> source c:/SampleDataDump_MySql.sql