Get Perplexed with SSDT and Visual Studio 2019
SQL Server Data Tools or SSDT is the ultimate toolset that empowers database developers and administrators to perform a variety of tasks effortlessly. With features like designing, deploying, and managing databases in an integrated environment, SSDT is a powerful tool that every developer should have. But how do we install SSDT in Visual Studio 2019? Here comes an easy-to-follow guide to get started with SSDT.
Step 1: Installation of Visual Studio 2019
If you want to install SSDT, the first step is to make sure you have Visual Studio 2019 installed on your computer. But where do you download the latest version of Visual Studio 2019? You can visit the official Microsoft website or use the Visual Studio Installer.
Step 2- The Launch of Visual Studio Installer
Now, once you’ve installed Visual Studio 2019 on your computer, the next thing to do is to launch the Visual Studio Installer. But how do you actually do that? Well, clicking the start menu and searching for the Visual Studio Installer will do the trick.
Step 3: Modification of Visual Studio 2019 Installation
So, what’s the next step once you’ve launched the Visual Studio Installer? You need to select the ‘Modify’ option for your existing Visual Studio 2019 installation. Sounds easy right?
Step 4: Selection of Database Development Components
Are you ready to make a selection? Well, once you have selected the ‘Modify’ option, go to the Workloads tab and find the Database Development option. Once you find that you can select it and voila! You now can view the available components under the selected workload. Don’t forget to choose the SQL Server Data Tools component.
Step 5: Installation of SSDT
All set to install SSDT? After selecting the SQL Server Data Tools component, click on the ‘Modify’ button, and you’re good to go. But, watch out! The installation process may take a few minutes to complete.
Step 6: Verification of Installation
Wow! You have come a long way. Now it’s time to verify the installation process. Here’s how to do that: Launch Visual Studio 2019 again and open the SQL Server Object Explorer window from the View menu. If it’s up and running, congratulations! You have successfully installed SSDT.
There you have it, folks! A simple yet comprehensive guide on how to install SSDT in Visual Studio 2019. By following the steps outlined above, you’re ready to enjoy all the powerful features SSDT provides. Start building those databases now!