A Visual Studio add-in that enhances development functionality in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server Data Tools (SSDTBI).

This project was previously called BIDS Helper (see Project History)


Starting with BI Developer Extensions for SQL 2016 which is installed in Visual Studio 2015, install it from the Visual Studio Gallery.

To install BI Developer Extensions in earlier versions of Visual Studio, download the installer from the downloads page. For silent installs you can run the setup .exe file with a /S command line option.

If for some reason you cannot use the installer the latest release includes an xcopy deploy option.


All of the features in BI Developer Extensions are documented under the Features menu.

SSAS Multidimensional Features

SSAS Tabular Features

SSRS Features

SSIS Features

Common Features


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