Saturday, April 19, 2014

SQL Server Business Intelligence Tools for Visual Studio 2013

If you are trying to develop SQL Server Reporting Services Reports using Visual Studio 2013 simply by installing "SQL Server Data Tools" that is included with the installation of Visual Studio 2013, unfortunately, you are out of luck.

Normally, the only way to get this capability was by installing the "SQL Server Data Tools" that were included with an installation of SQL Server!  Of course, if you installed SQL Server 2012, you ended up with a Visual Studio 2010 Shell to create these SQL Server Reporting Services reports.

Well, fortunately, Microsoft has now offered a way to create these reports using Visual Studio 2013 through an additional installation of "Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013".  You can download these tools from here:

This is what the installation of the Visual Studio 2013 Business Intelligence Tools looks like:

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