Adobe Commerce 2.3 reached end of support in September 2022.

Remove sample data modules or update sample data

Remove sample data modules or update sample data

This topic discusses how to:

First steps

  1. Log in to the Magento server as, or switch to, a user with permissions to write to the Magento file system. See switch to the file system owner.

    If you use the bash shell, you can use the following syntax to switch to the file system owner and enter the command at the same time:

    su <file system owner> -s /bin/bash -c <command>

    If the file system owner does not allow logins, you can do the following:

    sudo -u <file system owner>  <command>
  2. To run Magento commands from any directory, add <magento_root>/bin to your system PATH.

    Because shells have differing syntax, consult a reference like

    Sample bash shell for CentOS:

    export PATH=$PATH:/var/www/html/magento2/bin

    Optionally, you can run the commands in the following ways:

    • cd <magento_root>/bin and run them as ./magento <command name>
    • <magento_root>/bin/magento <command name>
    • <magento_root> is a subdirectory of your web server docroot.

Remove sample data modules

Enter the following command:

bin/magento sampledata:remove

The complete list of sample data modules follows:

Magento Open Source and Adobe Commerce:

  • magento/module-bundle-sample-data
  • magento/module-catalog-rule-sample-data
  • magento/module-catalog-sample-data
  • magento/module-cms-sample-data
  • magento/module-configurable-sample-data
  • magento/module-customer-sample-data
  • magento/module-downloadable-sample-data
  • magento/module-grouped-product-sample-data
  • magento/module-msrp-sample-data
  • magento/module-offline-shipping-sample-data
  • magento/module-product-links-sample-data
  • magento/module-review-sample-data
  • magento/module-sales-rule-sample-data
  • magento/module-sales-sample-data
  • magento/module-sample-data
  • magento/module-swatches-sample-data
  • magento/module-tax-sample-data
  • magento/module-theme-sample-data
  • magento/module-widget-sample-data
  • magento/module-wishlist-sample-data
  • magento/sample-data-media

Adobe Commerce only:

  • magento/module-customer-balance-sample-data
  • magento/module-gift-card-sample-data
  • magento/module-gift-registry-sample-data
  • magento/module-multiple-wishlist-sample-data
  • magento/module-target-rule-sample-data

Prepare to update sample data

This command enables you to update sample data before you update Magento.

To prepare sample data for updating, enter the following command:

bin/magento sampledata:reset

After that, update Magento.