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Error loading BIDS Helper in Visual Studio 2010

Apr 9, 2013 at 12:58 PM
I'm getting the below error when loading BIDS Helper 1.6.2 when Visual Studio 2010 starts up:

Problem loading BIDS Helper: Unable to load one or more of the requested types

Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information

My setup is:
  • VS 2010 Ultimate SP1
  • SSDT for VS 2010 (for sql projects)
  • SSDT for VS 2012 (for 2012 BI projects).
  • BIDS Helper 1.6.2 (using BIDSHelper2012Setup(
  • I DON'T have SQL 2012 installed
Can someone help?

Apr 9, 2013 at 1:19 PM
So if I understand correctly you are not doing any BI development in VS2010 - is that correct?

If so then you will need to wait for the next release of BIDS Helper (which we have just finished testing so it should be out shortly) to get VS2012 support and you will need to manually disable the addin in VS2010.

The BIDSHelper2012Setup( file will install BIDS Helper that currently targets the SQL 2012 BI projects in VS2010.

The next release will support the SQL 2012 projects in either VS 2010 or VS 2012, but if you have a situation like yours where you have both installed but don't have the BI project templates in both you would need to manually disable the addin for VS 2010.
Apr 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM
I sent you an email directly to get you a beta that supports VS2012.

Another good thing is that it won't cause an error in your VS2010 even if you leave it enabled. And even if you don't have BI projects installed
Apr 13, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Just released BIDS Helper 1.6.3. This should fix your scenario. Please try it and let us know.