BIDS Helper for SQL Server 2008

August 17, 2008

I know I had recommended the BIDS Helper for you before, but as a new version of this Visual Studio add – in just got out this Saturday with support for SQL Server 2008, I thought it’s a great time to remind everybody they should check it out.

Most of the features in this release are available only through their source code, which is there for you to compile and deploy yourself. My personal favorite feature would be the Non-Default Properties Report, which helps you track the settings in your SSIS Package or your SSAS cube and dimensions for varying properties. This should really help you monitor all the special definitions you made in your cube, without having to search all those property dialog boxes (which would be somewhat tiring, to say the least).

If you’ve been following the new features for Analysis Services 2008, then you probably recognize quite a few of them from the BIDS Helper which was available for you already from Analysis Services 2005. So now that there’s a release for BIDS Helper for SQL Server 2008, don’t you want to see what will be incorporated in the next version of SQL Server as well?…

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  1. sandeepvAugust 31, 2009 ב 10:26


    I would like to add a scrollable list or scrollable text box in BIDS toolbox, can you please let me know how to achieve that.