BIDS 2008 or 2012?

Feb 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM
Hi all.

Stupid question probably but I can't find anything on the site about it:

I'm Using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 environment, can I still install BIDS helper 2012 for this?

In other words:
Is BIDSHelper2008 meant for SQL Server 2008 (R2) with visual studio 2008 ?
Is BIDSHelper2012 meant for SQL Server 2012 with visual studio 2010 ?

Thanks for the one and only answer,

Kind regards,
Mark Davidson
Coordinator
Feb 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Edited Feb 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM
MarkieMark53 wrote:
In other words:
Is BIDSHelper2008 meant for SQL Server 2008 (R2) with visual studio 2008 ?
Is BIDSHelper2012 meant for SQL Server 2012 with visual studio 2010 ?
Correct.

That is why we have multiple releases for the one version. We are currently supporting SQL 2005, 2008 (R2) & 2012. They run off the same code base, but they target separate versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server. (Note that 2008 and 2008 R2 are so similar that we have one release that supports both.)