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Visual Studio 2013 and BIDS Helper

Oct 11, 2016 at 3:59 PM
I have SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013 installed on my laptop. I've installed the latest and greatest BIDS Helper, but yet it does not appear anywhere when running Visual Studio.

I have uninstalled all previous versions of BIDS Helper and reinstalled and it still doesn't appear in my Add-Ins.

There are no other add-in's installed.

Has anyone else experienced this?
Oct 11, 2016 at 11:24 PM
Have you installed just SSDT or did you install SSDT-BI? (BIDSHelper needs the BI version of SSDT in 2013)
Which version of SQL Server are you using? VS 2013 supports both the SQL 2012 and SQL 2014 designers and you need to make sure the version of BIDS Helper that you installed matches the version of the designers that you have installed.

Can you go to Help -> About and click Copy Info and post the results here?