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BIDS Helper for VS 2015 error

Topics: Standing Discussions
Sep 30, 2016 at 7:12 PM
I've just installed the BIDS Helper for VS2015 and attempted to use a BIML file I had created with the VS2012 version of the tool. In VS2012 these BIML files work fine. When I attempt to use the VS 2015 version with these files I get the error "the type initializer for varigence.Languages.BIML.BidsHelper threw an exception"

This error does not provide any real guidance on how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.

Oct 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM
The BIML support is provided by Varigence. They have not provided us with a version of the engine that works with SQL 2016. There is nothing we can do to fix this until they provide us with an update. Varigence seem to be focusing on their own BIML Express add-in at the moment so you could try that.
Marked as answer by Mike_MountainMan on 10/17/2016 at 7:51 AM
Oct 17, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Thank you - great information