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How to install SDB Explorer: A user interface for Amazon SimpleDB?

Although installation of SDB Explorer is simple and straightforward, you may still want to follow some guidelines for future reference.

Installation methods for different operating systems are slightly different. Here are some details on different installation methods:

MS Windows

  1. Download SDBExplorer<version>.zip from http://www.sdbexplorer.com/simpledb-download.html
  2. Click on “Download” for Windows Environment
  3. Read end user agreement and (if you agree) select download link located down the page, right side or top middle.
  4. Run or Save .exe file to your hard disk. Download may take some time and it depends upon the speed of internet connection.
  5. Open the destination folder and double click on application icon (e.g. SDB-Explorer-installer-2008.07.00.00
  6. An installation wizard appears; simply follow steps given in the installation. 
  7. On the welcome screen, click Next .
  8. In the next screen, select option from 1) Install for anyone using this computer [1]  or 2) Install just for me [2] or 3) Portable install  [3] .
  9. Check on license agreement and click Next button .
  10. Choose the location, where you want to install SDB Explorer.
  11. On completing SDB Explorer setup wizard, click  Finish button to close it.
  12. If you select All users or Only for me , SDB Explorer is installed on your machine in Start --> Program files --> SDB Explorer --> SDB Explorer, Uninstall SDB Explorer. [If you select portable install, then it will be installed only at desktop]

Macintosh Operating System

  1. Download SDBExplorer<version>.zip from http://www.sdbexplorer.com/simpledb-download.html
  2. Click on Download for Mac OS X Environment.
  3. Read end user agreement and (if you agree), select download link located down the page, right side or top middle.
  4. Save file to your hard disk. Download make take some  and it depends on the speed of internet connection.
  5. Extract the zipped file.
  6. Run SDBExplorer.application.
  7. Run or Save file to your hard disk.

Linux Operating system

  1. Download SDBExplorer<version>.tar.gz from http://www.sdbexplorer.com/simpledb-download.html
  2. Click on Download for Linux Environment.
  3. Read end user agreement and (if you agree), select download link located down the page, right side or top middle.
  4. Run or Save file to your hard disk.
  5. Download may take some time and it depends on the speed of internet connection.
  6. Select the ShellScript (SDBExplorer.sh) file from its current root location.
  7. Right click to select " Open with other application ".
  8. Select “Text editor " from the list of programs and click “ Open ”.
  9. Locate the path of installation for SDBExplorer_home .
  10. Replace the path from the current path of SDBExplorer in your computer system.
  11. Save and close the ShellScript (SDBExplorer.sh) file.

How to Uninstall SDB Explorer

When you install SDB Explorer by using "installer", it is installed at a destination of your choice. A short cut is also created in programs menu. Therefore, to uninstall, you can just click on the shortcut "Uninstall SDB Explorer", from Start -> All Programs -> SDB Explorer.


  • ^ Install for anyone using this computer : This option installs SDB Explorer in program files of all the users that exist on user’s machine.
  • ^ Install just for me : This option installs SDB Explorer in program files of a specified user.
  • ^ Portable install : This option installs SDB Explorer on desktop and there will be no entry in startup. Installing a portable version, would run the program within any portable media like pen drive, CD etc.

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