Previous releases of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT and SSDT-BI)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW)

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) provides project templates and design surfaces for building SQL Server content types - relational databases, Analysis Services models, Reporting Services reports, and Integration Services packages.

SSDT is backwards compatible, so you can always use the newest SSDT to design and deploy databases, models, reports, and packages that run on older versions of SQL Server.

Historically, the Visual Studio shell used to create SQL Server content types has been released under various names, including SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence, and Business Intelligence Development Studio. Previous versions came with distinct sets of project templates. To get all of the project templates together in one SSDT, you need the newest version. Otherwise, you probably need to install multiple previous versions to get all of the templates used in SQL Server. Only one shell is installed per version of Visual Studio; installing a second SSDT just adds the missing templates.

SSDT for Visual Studio 2017

Changes in SSDT for Visual Studio 2017

Starting with Visual Studio 2017, the functionality of creating Database Projects has been integrated into the Visual Studio installation. There's no need to install the SSDT standalone installer for the core SSDT experience.

Now to create Analysis Services, Integration Services, or Reporting Services projects, you still need the SSDT standalone installer.

Install SSDT with Visual Studio 2017

To install SSDT during Visual Studio installation, select the Data storage and processing workload, and then select SQL Server Data Tools.

If Visual Studio is already installed, use the Visual Studio Installer to modify the installed workloads to include SSDT.

  1. Launch the Visual Studio Installer. In the Windows Start menu, you can search for "installer".

    Visual Studio Installer in the Windows Start menu for 2017

  2. In the installer, select for the edition of Visual Studio that you want to add SSDT to, and then choose Modify.

  3. Select SQL Server Data Tools under Data storage and processing in the list of workloads.

    Data storage and processing workload 2017

Install Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services tools

To install Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project support, run the SSDT standalone installer.

The installer lists available Visual Studio instances to add SSDT tools. If Visual Studio isn't already installed, selecting Install a new SQL Server Data Tools instance installs SSDT with a minimal version of Visual Studio, but for the best experience, we recommend using SSDT with the latest version of Visual Studio.

Select AS, IS, RS

Supported SQL versions

Project Templates SQL Platforms Supported
Relational databases SQL Server 2005* - SQL Server 2017

Azure SQL Database

Azure Synapse Analytics (supports queries only; database projects aren't yet supported)

* SQL Server 2005 support is deprecated,

move to an officially supported SQL version
Analysis Services models

Reporting Services reports
SQL Server 2008 - SQL Server 2017
Integration Services packages SQL Server 2012 - SQL Server 2019

SSDT for VS 2017 (standalone installer)

Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.9.10)

Important

Release Notes

For a complete list of changes, see Release notes for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

System requirements

SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 has the same system requirements as Visual Studio.

Available Languages - SSDT for VS 2017

This release of SSDT for VS 2017 can be installed in the following languages:

Considerations and limitations

  • You can't install the community version offline

  • To upgrade SSDT, you need to follow the same path used to install SSDT. For example, if you added SSDT using the VSIX extensions, then you must upgrade via the VSIX extensions. If you installed SSDT via a separate install, then you need to upgrade using that method.

Offline install

To install SSDT when you're not connected to the internet, follow the steps in this section. For more information, see Create a network installation of Visual Studio 2017.

First, complete the following steps while online:

  1. Download the SSDT standalone installer.

  2. Download vs_sql.exe.

  3. While still online, execute one of the following commands to download all the files required for installing offline. Using the --layout option is the key, it downloads the actual files for the offline installation. Replace <filepath> with the actual layouts path to save the files.

    a. For a specific language, pass the locale: --lang. A single language is ~1 GB in size.

    vs_sql.exe --layout c:\<filepath> --lang en-us
    

    b. For all languages, omit the --lang argument. All languages are ~3.9 GB.

    vs_sql.exe --layout c:\<filepath>
    

After completing the previous steps, the following steps below can be done offline:

  1. Run this command to install the VS2017 Shell and SQL Server Data Project.

    vs_setup.exe --NoWeb
    
  2. Run this command to install SSDT

    a. For an interactive installation, from the layouts folder, run this command and select SSIS/SSRS/SSAS

    SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /install
    

    b. For an unattended installation, run this command

    SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /INSTALLALL[:vsinstances] /passive
    

    c. For an unattended installation to a specific VS Instance that you may have previously installed, you can query the instance ID of the desired VS instance

    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer> vswhere.exe -all
    

    Then run this command by replacing the VS_INSTANCE_ID_HERE with your instanceID (it will look something like this: 49cf420b)

    SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /INSTALLALL[:VS_INSTANCE_ID_HERE] /passive
    

For available options, run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe /help

Note

If using a full version of Visual Studio 2017, create an offline folder for SSDT only, and run SSDT-Setup-ENU.exe from this newly created folder (don't add SSDT to another Visual Studio 2017 offline layout). If you add the SSDT layout to an existing Visual Studio offline layout, the necessary runtime (.exe) components are not created there.

Previous SSDT releases

Download previous SSDT versions by selecting the download link in the related section.

SSDT version Visual Studio version
15.8 2017
17.4 2015
16.5 2013
11.1.50727.1 2012

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2017

Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.8)

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 release can be installed in the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | English (United States) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2015

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited, or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 (17.4).

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 79A958B122DDEC2857F1F4B9F0272A6BD2106BB17B4DA94CC68CACFCDDC16EAE
Chinese (Traditional) 8F9661883F2D2D28D6928AE66242DB465DBB25696EDFE0348D222421CEAB000A
English (United States) 7727BA227A9E49C2DFCC1E9F2A10924CC472E3425653DC7DE8E4B830712B302E
French 2DF6655819F604E8D20A396CA9FDFEE279C5A9E50776FFC143A5BA4C3E2F1849
German 5C44502DEE8B31675D0B10B4CE8CA6F5D96A2692CC498B9859A77C24F30EF870
Italian 6A616F6E3A1C7DD52457FB8C8692E5C1C551032FF46AD8C5112CF9364F17C631
Japanese 1244A5EADF673E4BD36E9967A2008F65CA2A1D40E8E7DD4D17640A6FC1EACA9A
Korean 6E0E057A853F54AB87F3F8984954F590FCCD3BE2EC2139F02EFA085FEA6D3E61
Portuguese (Brazil) 24122C092464B299F41A7644814F375F0CC2786877BCAE0282221FF8D73BD100
Russian 2CDE208C241C3F13D2EC37294C10503C7A9D1222ED33F6FE54849169F30BE697
Spanish BD12844E6F0A0ECFD5815D01EDFB8018CE9B4A1044DE8DF96AC740D85E800FD6

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2013

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited, or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2013 (16.5)

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2013 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 79A958B122DDEC2857F1F4B9F0272A6BD2106BB17B4DA94CC68CACFCDDC16EAE
Chinese (Traditional) 8F9661883F2D2D28D6928AE66242DB465DBB25696EDFE0348D222421CEAB000A
English (United States) 7727BA227A9E49C2DFCC1E9F2A10924CC472E3425653DC7DE8E4B830712B302E
French 2DF6655819F604E8D20A396CA9FDFEE279C5A9E50776FFC143A5BA4C3E2F1849
German 5C44502DEE8B31675D0B10B4CE8CA6F5D96A2692CC498B9859A77C24F30EF870
Italian 6A616F6E3A1C7DD52457FB8C8692E5C1C551032FF46AD8C5112CF9364F17C631
Japanese 1244A5EADF673E4BD36E9967A2008F65CA2A1D40E8E7DD4D17640A6FC1EACA9A
Korean 6E0E057A853F54AB87F3F8984954F590FCCD3BE2EC2139F02EFA085FEA6D3E61
Portuguese (Brazil) 24122C092464B299F41A7644814F375F0CC2786877BCAE0282221FF8D73BD100
Russian 2CDE208C241C3F13D2EC37294C10503C7A9D1222ED33F6FE54849169F30BE697
Spanish BD12844E6F0A0ECFD5815D01EDFB8018CE9B4A1044DE8DF96AC740D85E800FD6

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2012

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited, or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2012 (11.1.50727.1)

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2012 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 78F20325648CFF49D9C58A26186E0AC199D104B3CF634E5663B4B262BEC69C07
Chinese (Traditional) A2722380AF2EE1E8BB52B4FA54A61BAB411E5E5FD5B050108F81ED23DC87366D
English (United States) 748EF78D3F9CC6FE360432C378EA690DE51AEB2C747E87D43E08448D26F93A91
French 40E6504169BF618EDC7EB5B62D1215DC96726D6EEC3CA8EC3EEB49044E4B6FB7
German C45C974E6B8F9611BA2AC1EE90C5C507992BCE5693BF46F6C7C138591ED6A123
Italian C1B20CDB41C7B1B5DE76A71F9A091A6FDF5186B12F6AA269DA6338B3CB2D91A6
Japanese BF56958B904C1C5F28084BD0B16928B6CBFEC83EB3F0C913EC364FA335241943
Korean 9023B0656785C357A67E39EB76A2806B923C2BD17342D7226A8ADA384A9F4E28
Portuguese (Brazil) ACAD9FE03729E289ECE821D92C56CFB1D7FCCEA8423ABF1E164BF3C67ABEFEFB
Russian E2191D787BA833DF4A85B064C5373DC44099E76214FBF9505728702D4D6B83F0
Spanish 6D81FB572A7003C54C29D2ACF076D2CED4A1CA80F329BFF9D41A806920D64EEE

Note

SSDT supports the two most recent versions of Visual Studio. With the release of Visual Studio 2019, SSDT versions for Visual Studio 2015 and earlier are no longer updated. SSDT for Visual Studio 2010 is no longer available. For more information, see the FAQ section of this SSDT team blog post.

SQL BI: Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration services

BI templates are used to create SSAS models, SSRS reports, and SSIS packages. BI Designers are tied to specific releases of SQL Server. To use the newer BI features, install a newer versioned BI designer.

BI Designers

Download SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2013 (SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2)

Download SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2012 (SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2

Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) is installed via SQL Server Setup. There's no web download (SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2).

For SQL Server 2012 or 2014, you can use either SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2012 or SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2013. The only difference between the two is the Visual Studio version.

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