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BIDS Helper 1.6.2

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Released: Feb 25, 2013
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 by furmangg
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Release Notes

This BIDS Helper release brings the following new features and fixes:

New Features:
  • Tabular Annotation Workaround - a workaround for a ReadElementContentAs error after SQL2012 SP1 is applied
  • Biml updates and fixes, including:
    • Log provider fixes for 2012
    • New language features for defining package parameters
    • Project and package parameter referencing in SSIS expressions
    • Support for custom connection managers
    • Support for automated emission of lineage IDs in custom components
    • Performance enhancements
    • and much more

Fixed Issues:
  • Edit Variable Expression --> Exception - fix for sensitive parameters in SSIS2012
  • fixes to Parent-Child Dimension Naturalizer
    • allowing naturalizing of dimension on top of SQL view (but not DSV named query)
    • properly de-duping names of foreign keys added to DSV

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.
  • BIDS Helper 2012 is for SQL 2012 and Visual Studio 2010.
    • Note that BIDS Helper 1.6.2 does not support Visual Studio 2012, once BI development in Visual Studio 2012 is released. A future BIDS Helper release plans support for 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.

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