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I cannot get dacpac working on my installation of MS SQL Server 2008 R2. I am using Visual Studio 2010 Shell with MS SQL Server Data Tools to build a project into a dacpac file. However, when I try to deploy it, I get the following error:

<DacType xmlns=''> was not expected. (6di0urgg)

(This seems to indicate that it is using a xml schema that the 2008 server does not know, however in the project properties the target platform is set to SQL Server 2008 R2)

Just to see how the "correct" dacpac file looks like, I tried to Extract/Register Data-tier Application (of a very simple existing database) via Management Studio. Everything seems to go smoothly, but then the export dies with the following message:

Method not found: 'Void Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlParser.Metadata.IdentityColumnInfo..ctor(Int64, Int64, Boolean)'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SmoMetadataProvider)

Googling for these error messages yields no relevant results (as far as I was able to tell). Can anybody advise? Is anybody using dacpacs?

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I was able to register a sample database once I switched identity columns off on 2 tables. – user8668 May 9 '12 at 14:54
Hi I have the same problem. I now exported a DACPAC from SQL2008R2 it seems that the DacMetadata.XML has no namespace at all, the other namespaces have /2010/ instead of /2012/ I have removed the namespace from my SSDT2012 dacpac and tried to publish again, know I get an error that other files are missing. My SSDT2012 project settings are also set to 2008 or 2008R2. Strange that no 2008R2 DACPAC is created by the build. Any solutions yet? Regards Florian – user9968 Jul 6 '12 at 8:25
I switched to using PostgreSQL for this particular task, and buying Toad Data Modeler to get the functionality of creating scripts to alter database after deployment. Our database is actually quite small and does not require the "enterprise" features of MS SQL. – martin Jul 9 '12 at 16:54

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