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.


The Smart Diff setting is to allow you to use third-party command line programs like Beyond Compare as the diff viewer in Smart Diff instead of TFS or VSS.

The 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.

The 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.

Last edited May 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM by dgosbell, version 3