Previous releases of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT and SSDT-BI)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) provides project templates and design surfaces for building SQL Server content types - relational databases, Analysis Services models, Reporting Services reports, and Integration Services packages.

SSDT is backwards compatible, so you can always use the newest SSDT to design and deploy databases, models, reports, and packages that run on older versions of SQL Server.

Historically, the Visual Studio shell used to create SQL Server content types has been released under various names, including SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence, and Business Intelligence Development Studio. Previous versions came with distinct sets of project templates. To get all of the project templates together in one SSDT, you need the newest version. Otherwise, you probably need to install multiple previous versions to get all of the templates used in SQL Server. Only one shell is installed per version of Visual Studio; installing a second SSDT just adds the missing templates.

Previous SSDT releases

Download previous SSDT versions by selecting the download link in the related section.

SSDT version Visual Studio version
15.8 2017
17.4 2015
16.5 2013
11.1.50727.1 2012

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2017

Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 (15.8)

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 release can be installed in the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | English (United States) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese (Brazil) | Russian | Spanish

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2015

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file 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.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 (17.4).

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 79A958B122DDEC2857F1F4B9F0272A6BD2106BB17B4DA94CC68CACFCDDC16EAE
Chinese (Traditional) 8F9661883F2D2D28D6928AE66242DB465DBB25696EDFE0348D222421CEAB000A
English (United States) 7727BA227A9E49C2DFCC1E9F2A10924CC472E3425653DC7DE8E4B830712B302E
French 2DF6655819F604E8D20A396CA9FDFEE279C5A9E50776FFC143A5BA4C3E2F1849
German 5C44502DEE8B31675D0B10B4CE8CA6F5D96A2692CC498B9859A77C24F30EF870
Italian 6A616F6E3A1C7DD52457FB8C8692E5C1C551032FF46AD8C5112CF9364F17C631
Japanese 1244A5EADF673E4BD36E9967A2008F65CA2A1D40E8E7DD4D17640A6FC1EACA9A
Korean 6E0E057A853F54AB87F3F8984954F590FCCD3BE2EC2139F02EFA085FEA6D3E61
Portuguese (Brazil) 24122C092464B299F41A7644814F375F0CC2786877BCAE0282221FF8D73BD100
Russian 2CDE208C241C3F13D2EC37294C10503C7A9D1222ED33F6FE54849169F30BE697
Spanish BD12844E6F0A0ECFD5815D01EDFB8018CE9B4A1044DE8DF96AC740D85E800FD6

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2013

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file 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.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2013 (16.5)

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2013 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 79A958B122DDEC2857F1F4B9F0272A6BD2106BB17B4DA94CC68CACFCDDC16EAE
Chinese (Traditional) 8F9661883F2D2D28D6928AE66242DB465DBB25696EDFE0348D222421CEAB000A
English (United States) 7727BA227A9E49C2DFCC1E9F2A10924CC472E3425653DC7DE8E4B830712B302E
French 2DF6655819F604E8D20A396CA9FDFEE279C5A9E50776FFC143A5BA4C3E2F1849
German 5C44502DEE8B31675D0B10B4CE8CA6F5D96A2692CC498B9859A77C24F30EF870
Italian 6A616F6E3A1C7DD52457FB8C8692E5C1C551032FF46AD8C5112CF9364F17C631
Japanese 1244A5EADF673E4BD36E9967A2008F65CA2A1D40E8E7DD4D17640A6FC1EACA9A
Korean 6E0E057A853F54AB87F3F8984954F590FCCD3BE2EC2139F02EFA085FEA6D3E61
Portuguese (Brazil) 24122C092464B299F41A7644814F375F0CC2786877BCAE0282221FF8D73BD100
Russian 2CDE208C241C3F13D2EC37294C10503C7A9D1222ED33F6FE54849169F30BE697
Spanish BD12844E6F0A0ECFD5815D01EDFB8018CE9B4A1044DE8DF96AC740D85E800FD6

SSDT for Visual Studio (VS) 2012

To install this version of SSDT, you must download an ISO image. The ISO file 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.

Steps to install:

  1. Download SSDT for Visual Studio 2012 (11.1.50727.1)

  2. Open the ISO image.

  3. Run the SSDTSetup.exe file.

    ISO image

This SSDT for Visual Studio 2012 release can be installed in the following languages:

Language SHA256 Hash
Chinese (Simplified) 78F20325648CFF49D9C58A26186E0AC199D104B3CF634E5663B4B262BEC69C07
Chinese (Traditional) A2722380AF2EE1E8BB52B4FA54A61BAB411E5E5FD5B050108F81ED23DC87366D
English (United States) 748EF78D3F9CC6FE360432C378EA690DE51AEB2C747E87D43E08448D26F93A91
French 40E6504169BF618EDC7EB5B62D1215DC96726D6EEC3CA8EC3EEB49044E4B6FB7
German C45C974E6B8F9611BA2AC1EE90C5C507992BCE5693BF46F6C7C138591ED6A123
Italian C1B20CDB41C7B1B5DE76A71F9A091A6FDF5186B12F6AA269DA6338B3CB2D91A6
Japanese BF56958B904C1C5F28084BD0B16928B6CBFEC83EB3F0C913EC364FA335241943
Korean 9023B0656785C357A67E39EB76A2806B923C2BD17342D7226A8ADA384A9F4E28
Portuguese (Brazil) ACAD9FE03729E289ECE821D92C56CFB1D7FCCEA8423ABF1E164BF3C67ABEFEFB
Russian E2191D787BA833DF4A85B064C5373DC44099E76214FBF9505728702D4D6B83F0
Spanish 6D81FB572A7003C54C29D2ACF076D2CED4A1CA80F329BFF9D41A806920D64EEE

Note

SSDT supports the two most recent versions of Visual Studio. With the release of Visual Studio 2019, SSDT versions for Visual Studio 2015 and earlier are no longer updated. SSDT for Visual Studio 2010 is no longer available. For more information, see the FAQ section of this SSDT team blog post.

SQL BI: Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration services

BI templates are used to create SSAS models, SSRS reports, and SSIS packages. BI Designers are tied to specific releases of SQL Server. To use the newer BI features, install a newer versioned BI designer.

BI Designers

Download SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2013 (SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2)

Download SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2012 (SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2

Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) is installed via SQL Server Setup. There's no web download (SQL Server 2008, and 2008 R2).

For SQL Server 2012 or 2014, you can use either SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2012 or SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2013. The only difference between the two is the Visual Studio version.

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