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How To Install Magento 2 Sample Data Before Magento Installation

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To continue the series of magento 2 development article, today we will share with you how to install magento 2 sample data before you install magento software.

I. Before Installation

1. Please make a choice of the version of magento/sample-data you want
2. Run the  Composer config and composer require command to update composer.json

II. Update composer.json

1: Get access to your magento server as the web server user or a user with root privileges.

2. Change to magento installation directory

3. Duplicate Composer.json to have a backup copy.
cp composer.json composer.json.bak

4. Open Composer.json with text editor

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5: Please add "minimum-stability": "beta", before license as below

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6. Save your changes to composer.json and in the text editor.

7. Insert the below command to reference Magento packages in composer.json:
composer config repositories.magento composer http://packages.magento.com
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8. Insert the below command to get the current version of the sample data package

composer require magento/sample-data:<version>

For example:
composer require magento/sample-data:1.0.0-beta

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9: Wait while dependencies are installed.
>> Then,  please Log into MySQL to create database ( Run Xampp >> open http://localhost/phpmyadmin)

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>> Then, open browser and go to: http://localhost/magento20/ to start install Magento 2.0

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Installation Run:

Follow this below steps to run Installation process

Step 1

>> Choose Start Readiness Check. After Start Readiness Check is completed, select Next

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>> Now please click on ” Start Readiness Check” first then it will be like the below image

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Step 2

>> Enter server and database in step 2 and then click on Next Button

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Step 3

>> Insert your website link and continue to click on Next Button

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Step 4

>> Customize your store: you can choose time Zone, Currency and Languages

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Step 5

>> It’s necessary to  Create Admin Account.  Please enter your information and move to the next step

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Step 6

>> In this step, please click on the button: Install Now

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>> It will take some minutes to complete this installation process. If your window is the same as below, CONGRAT! You install Magento 2.0 successfully
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Lastly, open your site and you can see the result of the process of installing magento 2 sample data.

In case, you prefer to watch video, you can watch our below tutorial video. if you have any queries, please send us your question to http://www.venustheme.com/questions/, our Magento expert will support you in any single step.

How To Install Magento 2 Sample Data

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3 Comments

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    Shah Ankit October 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Excellent tutorial so far for Magento 2 with Video as i seen.
    Spent whole day. Why Installation is so much complicated & taking this much time?
    Set memory_limit = 1G in php.ini
    On WAMP Windows 10 with Sample Data, at 98% while Installing Configurable Products it takes more than 1 hour,
    1st attempt of installation my WAMP server down,
    2nd attempt of installation finally got success 🙂

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