Several BIDS Helper features can be configured via a Preferences screen. To get to this screen, go to the Tools menu, choose Options, then find the BIDS Helper section and the Preferences tab under it.
setting is to allow you to use third-party command line programs like
as the diff viewer in
instead of TFS or VSS.
To pass the 2 versions of a file to your diff tool after they have been processed by SmartDiff you need to insert a question marks (?) where the argument for the left and right files normally go.
So an example custom command line for Beyond Compare may look like the following:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 4\bcomp.exe" ? ?
Expression and Configuration Highlighter
setting is meant for people with color-blindness to be able to choose the colors used to highlight expressions and configurations in SSIS packages.
Measure Group Health Check
setting called Free Space Factor works in the following way. If the measure currently contains 1 million rows, a free space factor of 20 means that Measure Group Health Check will pick a datatype that will hold a value of 20 million.