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BIDS Helper 1.6.6

Rating:        Based on 7 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 34649
Change Set: 105710
Released: May 5, 2014
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 by furmangg
Dev status: Beta Help Icon


Application BIDSHelper2014Setup(
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Application BIDSHelper2005Setup(
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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, 2014 at 1:13 AM
An essential tool. Superb quality, as always.
by bradmwallace on May 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM
Outstanding tool. The functionality in this packages should be standard to the product, so thank you for filling in the gaps.
by sqlpadawan on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:17 PM
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWESOME!!!! This closes the number 1 gap in tabular cubes from my perspective. The ability to add action for excel drill through to ssrs or back into applications is KILLER! Thanks for doing this
by bostonmusicdave on Oct 3, 2014 at 4:08 AM
by sherryzare on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM