I don't find an evidence in Microsoft Pages regarding SQL Server Data Tools Licensing and Price details.


Here all the instructions to download and install SQL Server Data Tools and no term mentioning it is Licensed.

As I understand searching for such details are to up to our responsibility but I didn't get a clue for it. So my question is SQL Server Data Tools is Free or Not? If Free then Shall we simply download and install as instructed in the below link? If Paid, where is the pricing details?



It is free and a part of Visual Studio Community Edition.

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  • Thanks for the response. Do we need to Install VS or we shall directly install SSDT(We don't have VS already installed in the Server)? – Sathiya Kumar May 28 '19 at 13:24
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    If you just install SSDT it will install a minimal version of Visual Studio. – Jonathan Fite May 28 '19 at 14:07
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    It is up to you. Behind the scene in both cases are Visual Studio. – user179264 May 28 '19 at 19:08

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