Download and install SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio

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SQL Server Data Tools is a modern development tool for building SQL Server relational databases, Azure SQL databases, Analysis Services (AS) data models, Integration Services (IS) packages, and Reporting Services (RS) reports. With SSDT, you can design and deploy any SQL Server content type with the same ease as you would develop an application in Visual Studio.

For most users, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is installed during Visual Studio installation. Installing SSDT using the Visual Studio installer adds the base SSDT functionality, so you still need to run the SSDT standalone installer to get AS, IS, and RS tools.

Install SSDT with Visual Studio 2017

To install SSDT during Visual Studio installation, select the Data storage and processing workload, and then select SQL Server Data Tools. If Visual Studio is already installed, you can edit the list of workloads to include SSDT: Data storage and processing workload

Install Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services tools

To install AS, IS, and RS project support, run the SSDT standalone installer.

The installer lists available Visual Studio instances to add the SSDT tools to. If Visual Studio is not installed, selecting Install a new SQL Server Data Tools instance installs SSDT with a minimal version of Visual Studio, but for the best experience we recommend using SSDT with the latest version of Visual Studio.

select AS, IS, RS

SSDT for VS 2017 (standalone installer)

download Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.7.1)

Important

  • Before installing SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.7.1), uninstall Analysis Services Projects and Reporting Services Projects extensions if they are already installed, and close all VS instances.
  • When installing SSDT on Windows 10 and choosing Install new SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2017 instance, please clear any checkbox and install the new instance first. After the new instance is installed, please reboot the computer and open the SSDT installer again to continue the installation.

Version Information

Release number: 15.7.1
Build number: 14.0.16167.0
Release date: July 02, 2018

For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.

SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 has the same system requirements as Visual Studio.

Available Languages - SSDT for VS 2017

This release of SSDT for VS 2017 can be installed in the following languages:

Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French
German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

SSDT for VS 2015 (standalone installer)

download Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 (17.4)

Version Information

The release number: 17.4

The build number for this release: 14.0.61712.050

For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.

Available Languages - SSDT for VS 2015

This release of SSDT for VS 2015 can be installed in the following languages:

Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French
German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

ISO Images - SSDT for VS 2015

An ISO image of SSDT can be used as an alternative way to install SSDT or to set up an Administrative Installation point. The ISO is a self-contained file that contains all of the components needed by SSDT and it can be downloaded using a restartable download manager, useful for situations with limited or less reliable network bandwidth. Once downloaded, the ISO can be mounted as a drive or burned to a DVD.

Note

The SSDT for VS 2015 17.4 ISO images are now available.

Chinese (People's Republic of China) | Chinese (Taiwan) | English (United States) | French
German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

Supported SQL versions

Project Templates SQL Platforms Supported
Relational databases SQL Server 2005* - SQL Server 2017
(use SSDT 17.x or SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 to connect to SQL Server on Linux)

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Data Warehouse (supports queries only; database projects are not yet supported)

* SQL Server 2005 support is deprecated,

please move to an officially supported SQL version
Analysis Services models

Reporting Services reports
SQL Server 2008 – SQL Server 2017
Integration Services packages SQL Server 2012 – SQL Server 2017

DacFx

SSDT for Visual Studio 2015, and SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 both use DacFx 17.4.1: Download Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 17.4.1.

Next steps

After installing SSDT, work through these tutorials to learn how to create databases, packages, data models, and reports using SSDT:

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See Also

SSDT MSDN Forum
SSDT Team Blog
DACFx API Reference
Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)