Getting started with Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a single tool allowing you to do the following:

  • Connect, query, and develop applications
  • Leverage an object explorer to visually explore all objects in your data model including tables, views, stored procedures, and etc.
  • Generate T-SQL data definition language (DDL) scripts for your objects
  • Develop your data warehouse using a state-based approach with SSDT Database Projects
  • Integrate your database project with source control systems such as Git with Azure Repos
  • Set up continuous integration and deployment pipelines with automation servers such as Azure DevOps

Install Visual Studio 2019

See Download Visual Studio 2019 to download and install Visual Studio 16.3 and above. During install, select the data storage and processing workload. Standalone SSDT installation is no longer required in Visual Studio 2019.

Unsupported features in SSDT

There are times when feature releases for Synapse SQL may not include support for SSDT. The following features are currently unsupported:

Next steps

Now that you have the latest version of SSDT, you're ready to connect to your SQL pool.