Enable sample data for trials


Applies To: Dynamics Marketing


Microsoft Dynamics Marketing has been discontinued and is no longer available. All customer data related to this product has been permanently deleted from all Microsoft servers and is no longer available for extraction. This documentation is being provided for historical purposes only.

Dynamics Marketing Trials come with demo data already available out of the box (one automated campaign, 10 reusable email templates, and several other records).

To keep this data clearly separated from your real production data, demo records are set up as though they have been created by a fictitious user for a sample company. To see these sample records, toggle the Show all/View my toolbar button Show View All/View My button / Show View All/View My button to see records created by other users.

Sample email marketing templates are disabled by default. To enable them:

  1. Go to Settings > Templates > Email Marketing Templates.

  2. Set the Show all/View my toolbar toggle button Show View All/View My button / Show View All/View My button and Show/Hide inactive toolbar toggle button Show All/Active Only button / Hide Inactive/Deleted button so that you can see templates created by all users, including inactive (“cancelled”) templates. You can now see all available templates.

  3. Open a template you want to enable.

  4. Set your selected template’s Status to anything other than “Cancelled” (for example, choose the blank option, which is the default setting for new templates).

  5. Click Save.


Remember that by using the sample templates you are also agreeing to comply with these licensing terms.


The sample data is a permanent part of your system, though you can hide it again at any time by reversing each of the settings described above. This is a result of the soft-delete mechanism used for nearly all types of records in Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, in which “deleted” records are actually preserved, but marked as inactive and hidden from view (in case they are needed later). If you want to start with a completely clean system containing no hidden sample data, then do not upgrade your trial instance to a production instance; instead, request a new, empty production instance when you are ready to start using the system with real data.

See Also

Get started with Microsoft Dynamics Marketing
Browser and system requirements
Get ready for email marketing
Learn how to work and get around in Microsoft Dynamics Marketing
Feature Walkthroughs
Dynamics Marketing for Dynamics 365 users
Configure your preferences
Work with alerts
Cookies and privacy issues
Experiment using your own test instance
Updating from an earlier version