Downloaded a v12 SQL Azure bacpac, and trying to import it into a SQL Server 2014 LocalDB... I get:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Could not load schema model from package. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac)


Internal Error. The database platform service with type     Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql.SqlAzureV12DatabaseSchemaProvider is not valid.     You must make sure the service is loaded, or you must provide the full type name of a valid database platform service. (Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql)



I have tried installing the Data-Tier Framework Jan 2016 Preview which did not make any difference (both x64 and x86).

Any suggestions?

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Turns out the solution is pretty simple, you need to ensue you have sql Server 2014 sp1 installed. can't believe I missed that!

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