Before you import the reference data, verify that the Data Integration Service, Model Repository Service, and Content Management Service are running.
The import operation writes the metadata for the reference tables to the Model repository and writes the reference data values to tables in the reference data database. The Content Management Service stores the reference data database connection name. You associate a reference data database with a single Model repository. You can specify the same reference data database for multiple Content Management Services if the Content Management Services identify the same Model repository.
You can create the reference data database in the following relational database systems:
Microsoft SQL Server
Verify that the reference data database supports mixed-case column names.
Allow 200 MB of disk space for the database.
Ensure that you install the database client on the machine on which you want to run the Content Management Service.
For more information about configuring the database, see the documentation for the database system.