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Set Up the Project

Handle the Database

The Kendo UI Music Store Dashboard demo application uses an SQL Server database with sample data for artists, albums, orders, etc.

To populate the sample database, the application uses Entity Framework Code First migrations to create the database and seed the sample data. The migrations are configured to only run in the Debug mode. If you run it in the Release mode, the code assumes that the database is already created and does not try to create or seed the data.

The connection string configured in the web.config file is set to use LocalDB and will connect to a local database file in the App_Data folder. LocalDB requires an SQL Server 2012 or later.

To run the Kendo UI Music Store Dashboard demo, make sure your system meets these requirements or change the connection string to use an SQL Server instance available on your computer.

See Also

Other articles on the Kendo UI Music Store Dashboard sample project: