Unable to get BIDS Helper working with Visual Studio 2010

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Oct 24, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Hi, I have the following installed:
  • Visual Studio 2010 Premium
  • Visual Studio 2012 Premium
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 with BI components selected
  • SQL Server Data Tools for BI (SSDTBI) for VS2012
  • BIDS Helper 2008 1.6.3
  • BIDS Helper 2012 1.6.3
The BIDS Helper add-in is enabled in VS2012 but not VS2010, showing the error message 'SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2010 was not detected'.

I could only find SSDTBI for VS2012 from Microsoft. Any idea what I need to install to get the add-on working in VS2010?
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Oct 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Are you able to develop BI stuff like SSIS or SSAS inside Visual Studio 2010. If you haven't installed the SQL 2012 development tools which includes Visual Studio 2010 integration, then you can't develop BI stuff in Visual Studio 2010. From your description, it doesn't appear you can. So there's no reason to get BIDS Helper running in Visual Studio 2010.

Let me know if I misunderstood.
Marked as answer by furmangg on 3/17/2015 at 6:00 PM