About License for using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

Ankit Peshwaria 21 Reputation points
2022-04-26T02:48:05.27+00:00

Can you please explain or help me understand kind of "License" required for installing and using SSDT (Import & Export Wizard and not SQL Server Integration services or Project).

Case-A) Can a person on his personal computer (laptop or desktop) can install SSDT (Import & Export Wizard) without purchasing Visual studio license ? and which kind of license will allow him to do so ?

Case B) Can a employee of Enterprise company install SSDT (Import & Export Wizard) without purchasing Visual studio license ? and which kind of license will allow him to do so ?

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 35,546 Reputation points
    2022-04-26T03:16:59.18+00:00

    Hi @Ankit Peshwaria ,

    SSDT is a part of VS, so is SSIS Import & Export Wizard.

    The EULA of VS 2019 community edition has a specific section that allows enterprise users to use it for the SSDT workload.

    FOR MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO COMMUNITY 2019:

    Any number of your users may use the software only for Microsoft SQL Server development when using the SQL Server Data Tools or the extensions “Microsoft Analysis Services Projects”, “Microsoft Reporting Services Projects”, or “SQL Server Integration Services Projects” to develop Microsoft SQL Server database projects or Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Power BI Report Server, or Integration Services projects.

    See VS-License

    So both CaseA and CaseB, you may use SSDT without license.

    Regards,

    Zoe


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