BIDS Helper 1.6.6

Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 9750
Change Set: 105710
Released: May 5, 2014
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 by furmangg
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

Downloads

Application BIDSHelper2014Setup(1.6.6.0).exe
application, 1752K, uploaded Apr 22 - 3189 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2014_1_6_6_0.zip
application, 2316K, uploaded Apr 22 - 342 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2012Setup(1.6.6.0).exe
application, 1743K, uploaded Apr 22 - 2918 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2012_1_6_6_0.zip
application, 2318K, uploaded Apr 22 - 437 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2008Setup(1.6.6.0).exe
application, 1711K, uploaded Apr 22 - 2200 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2008_1_6_6_0.zip
application, 2277K, uploaded Apr 22 - 365 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2005Setup(1.6.6.0).exe
application, 1712K, uploaded Apr 22 - 238 downloads
Application BIDSHelper2005_1_6_6_0.zip
application, 2277K, uploaded Apr 22 - 61 downloads

Release Notes

This BIDS Helper beta release brings support for SQL Server 2014 and SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2013.

BIDS Helper 2014 Beta Limitations:
  • SQL Server 2014 support for Biml is still in progress, so this beta release of BIDS Helper 2014 generates SSIS 2012 format packages. As soon as you open the generated packages they will be upgraded to SSIS 2014 format. (Biml functions as expected in BIDS Helper 2005, 2008, and 2012.)

Fixed Issues:
  • Visualize Attribute Lattice fix for redundant attribute relationships
  • Bug fixes when Tools... Options... Projects and Solutions... "Track Active Item in Solution Explorer" is unchecked in Visual Studio

The exe downloads are a self extracting installer, the zip downloads allow for an xcopy deploy which does not require administrator permissions. Make sure to note the updated xcopy deploy instructions for SQL Server 2012 and 2014.
  • BIDS Helper 2014 is for SQL 2014 and Visual Studio 2013.
  • BIDS Helper 2012 is for SQL 2012, Visual Studio 2010, and Visual Studio 2012.
  • BIDS Helper 2008 is for SQL 2008, SQL 2008 R2, and Visual Studio 2008.
  • BIDS Helper 2005 is for SQL 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

Reviews for this release

     
I'll admit...I haven't tried everything that's in BIDS helper yet, but it has already paid off in time and headache reduction by an uncalculatable amount. Dimension/Fact Health Check, and Printer Friendly Dimension Usage are fantastic!
by bozopriester on Jun 9 at 12:13 AM
     
An essential tool. Superb quality, as always.
by bradmwallace on May 22 at 5:50 PM