Chapter 2. Quick Start

Table of Contents

1. Building the Schema
2. Run a Test Workload
3. Run a Timed Workload
4. Using the Transaction Counter

Before proceeding you should have your database software installed and running and be familiar with basic functionality of connecting to your database. After starting HammerDB, firstly you will need to select which benchmark and database you wish to use by choosing Benchmark from under the Options menu or double on your chosen database in the tree-view. The initial settings are determined by the values in your xml configuration file. Select your chosen database and TPC-C and press OK. This Quick Start guide uses Microsoft SQL Server, however the process is the same for all other supported databases.