Add or remove sample data

Note

Getting to app feature settings can vary based on the type of app (Unified Interface or the legacy web client) you're using. You might need to adjust the procedural steps in this topic to reflect your app type. See Settings.

Also, we are moving some settings from model-driven apps in Dynamics 365, such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Service, and the Dynamics 365 Admin center to the Power Platform Admin center. See Environment settings are moving.

Sample data gives you something to experiment with as you learn model-driven apps in Dynamics 365, such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Service, and helps you see how data is organized in the system. At some point, you’ll probably want to remove the sample data.

Or, if sample data isn’t installed on your system, you may want to add it for training purposes. Later, when you’re ready, you can remove it.

Important

Use sample data to learn and play around with system features. However, to avoid unwanted results, don’t associate it with any data you actually need.

  1. Make sure you have the System Administrator security role or equivalent permissions.

    Check your security role

    • Follow the steps in View your user profile.

    • Don’t have the correct permissions? Contact your system administrator.

  2. Go to Settings > Data Management.

  3. Click Sample Data. You’ll see a message that tells you whether the sample data is currently installed.

  4. Do one of the following:

    Click Remove Sample Data, and then click Close.

    -OR-

    Click Install Sample Data, and then click Close.