Summary: in this tutorial, we will introduce you to a PostgreSQL sample database that you can use for learning and practicing PostgreSQL.
We will use the DVD rental database for demonstrating the features of PostgreSQL.
The DVD rental database was ported from the sakila sample database for PostgreSQL with some adjustments. The DVD rental database represents business processes of a DVD rental store. The DVD rental database has many objects including:
- 15 tables
- 1 trigger
- 7 views
- 8 functions
- 1 domain
- 13 sequences
DVD Rental ER Model
There are 15 tables in the DVD Rental database:
- actor – stores actors data including first name and last name.
- film – stores films data such as title, release year, length, rating, etc.
- film_actor – stores the relationships between films and actors.
- category – stores film’s categories data.
- film_category- stores the relationships between films and categories.
- store – contains the stores data including manager staff and address.
- inventory – stores inventory data.
- rental – stores rental data.
- payment – stores customer’s payments.
- staff – stores staff data.
- customer – stores customers data.
- address – stores address data for staff and customers
- city – stores the city names.
- country – stores the country names.
Download PostgreSQL sample database
You can download the PostgreSQL DVD Rental sample database via the following link:
The database file is in
dvdrental.zip) so you need to extract it to
dvdrental.tar before loading the sample database into the PostgreSQL database server.
Download printable ER diagram
Besides the sample database, we also provide you with a printable ER diagram in PDF format.You can download and print the ER diagram for reference while practicing with PostgreSQL.
This tutorial introduced you to a PostgreSQL sample database named DVD rental. We will use this database in our PostgreSQL tutorials so make sure that you have it in your server.