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James PollackJames Pollack 

Sample Data?

Pretty new to Salesforce & while I know this is a pretty abstract question, I'm hoping to get pointed in the right direction:  is there anywhere where people share their data, or we can download some sample data to populate with?  A tutorial that anyone might recommend to start with, to populate some data myself?  

Hey James,

I don't think you will find much. Try tweeting the question and use #askforce in the tweet. Otherwise, it's pretty easy to create simple sample data using the CLI github.com/dcarroll/force.
Pat PattersonPat Patterson

When you get a Developer Edition environment (http://developer.force.com/join), it does come pre-populated with Accounts, Contacts, Leads, Opportunities etc...

Demo accounts


Yeah, what they said. You might also want to try look here: http://wiki.developerforce.com/page/Generating_and_Loading_Representative_Test_Data_for_Salesforce_and_Force.com_Orgs and you could look at a tool like this: http://www.generatedata.com/