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A Visual Studio add-in that enhances development functionality in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server Data Tools (SSDTBI).

As of October 2017, BIDS Helper has moved to GitHub and has been renamed to BI Developer Extensions. More on the history of this decision can be found on our new Project History page.



All of the features in BIDS Helper are documented under the Documentation tab.


To install BIDS Helper, download the installer from the Downloads tab.
For silent installs you can run the setup .exe file with a /S command line option.

If for some reason you cannot use the installer the latest release includes an xcopy deploy option.

Starting with BIDS Helper for SQL 2016 which is installed in Visual Studio 2015, install it from the Visual Studio Gallery.


BIDS Helper won the SQL Heroes 2008 contest with a perfect score. Thank you for voting for it!

Last edited Oct 1, 2017 at 3:53 AM by furmangg, version 73