The prefered way to test udata is to use the docker images to easily have an up and ready udata instance. Pre-configured udata with needed middlewares are given as examples. You will need to install docker and docker-compose before getting started.

git clone
cd docker-udata
docker-compose up

The platform is available at http://localhost:7000.

You can initialise the database with fixtures and initialize the search index with the init command. Using the udata docker container:

docker exec -it docker-udata_udata_1 udata init

You can take a look at the readme there for more instruction on udata configuration.