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SQL Server 2019 is released but I there doesn't appear to be a LocalDB version available for download. Does anyone know if there will be a LocalDB release or if 2017 is the last version?

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If somebody stumbles upon this, here is the full download URL for SQL Server 2019 LocalDB

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  • would be nice to have a link to a page to view the download but thanks for this – workabyte Jul 17 at 15:19
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Strange, I am not seeing a separate URL for downloading it, but SQL Server Express LocalDB 2019 definitely exists as I have installed and used several CTP versions of it.

Until a specific download URL can be found for the MSI, at the very least it can be obtained in any of the existing installations, and there are two that are free: Developer Edition, and Expression Edition.

  • If you download the express edition, you might be able to select it as a specific feature to download individually, or I just download the full media.
  • Extract the SQLServer2019-x64_ENU-ExpAdv.exe file into the default location ( .\SQLServer2019-x64_ENU-ExpAdv == extract_root )
  • You can find the MSI in the following folder: {extract_root}\1033_ENU_LP\x64\Setup\x64
  • File is: SQLLOCALDB.MSI

Please note: the "1033" in the file path is the language code (i.e. LCID), and 1033 = "en-US". If you are using a different locale / culture, it will be a different number.

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