Data did not come over when creating Sandbox. Is this normal?

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I created a sandbox and none of the data came over. Is this how sandbox normally works? What happens when I Apply the changes and I've deleted a table or changed a field type?
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Stephanie

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Evan Martinez, Community Manager

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Hi Stephanie,

I can confirm that it is normal for a sandbox to be created without data. It is meant as a place for making changes to the application structure instead of the data. When changes are applied it will bring over any of those structural changes made to the application such as field setting or relationship changes. I hope this information is helpful. 
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Thanks Evan. How can I test how my structure changes will affect my data if my data isn't carried over?
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Typically the recommendation in that case is to upload some test data or create a few test records to help mirror how the data would change when manipulating the structure.