Does SQL Server DataTools come with SQL server automatically? If so, where do i go to find it?

Posted on 2014-11-03
Last Modified: 2014-11-04
It is my understanding that SQL Server DataTools come with SQL server automatically? If so, where do i go to find it?  I want to start working with creating SSRS reports
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Jim Horn earned 500 total points
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Nope.  SSDT is just the BI tools with the Visual Studio-looking UI, you have to install SQL Server first, then SSDT.
A developers license of SQL Server can be purchased on for all versions 2008 onwards for about $50.

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I already have SQL Server.  Are you saying i have to pay extra for

 SSDT (BI tools) with the Visual Studio-looking UI?
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by:Jim Horn
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No, SSDT is a free download and does not require a license.
SQL Server does require a license, and afaik must be installed before SSDT can be installed.
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OK thanks.

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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your install.  -Jim

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