Add SSDT to Visual Studio 2019
As a developer, you’re already familiar with Visual Studio’s powerful tools for developing and debugging software applications. But have you heard of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)? It’s a tool that can help you build, deploy, and manage SQL Server databases with ease.
Step 1: Install Visual Studio 2019
Before you start, you need to have Visual Studio 2019 installed on your machine. Don’t have it yet? Head over to the Visual Studio website to download and install it now!
Step 2: Launch the Visual Studio Installer
Now that you have Visual Studio 2019 installed, launch the Visual Studio Installer by searching for it in the Windows Start menu or by opening it directly from the Visual Studio application. Got it? Great!
Step 3: Modify Your Installation
Next, select the Modify button to add features to your installation. Exciting stuff!
Step 4: Select SSDT from the List of Options
In the next window, you should see a list of options representing the different workloads and tools available in Visual Studio. Scroll down until you see the Data storage and processing workload, and select it. Now look below that – see the checkbox for SQL Server Data Tools? That’s what you need to select.
Step 5: Install SSDT
With SSDT selected, click the Modify button to begin the installation process. Wait a minute…or a few. The installer has to download and install all the necessary files.
Step 6: Restart Visual Studio
Once the installation is complete, you’ll be prompted to restart Visual Studio. You know the drill!
Step 7: Verify That SSDT is Installed
Finally, open Visual Studio and create a new project to make sure SSDT has been added correctly. See options for creating SQL Server databases and projects? Yup, that means SSDT has been added to Visual Studio 2019!
Adding SSDT to Visual Studio 2019 is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few minutes. With SSDT installed, you’ll have access to a wealth of tools to help you develop and manage SQL Server databases. Whether you’re building small applications or managing large-scale databases, SSDT can help make your work more efficient and effective.