Deploying and updating workstation ecls
The full SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 installer is available as a first preview at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssdt/download-sql-server-data-tools-ssdt.
This blog article covers the VSIX packages for the Analysis Services and Reporting Service project types, specifically the deployment and update of these extension packages as well as troubleshooting best practices.
As soon as the SSAS and SSRS VSIX packages version 17.3 are released to Visual Studio Marketplace, then upgrading the packages prior to running SSDT Installer also helps to avoid the version mismatch issues.
And that’s it for a quick overview of the VSIX deployment, update, and troubleshooting for the Analysis Services and Reporting Services project types in Visual Studio 2017.
The SSDT Installer installs a separate instance of SSDT for Visual Studio 2017 to host the Analysis Services and Reporting Services project types.
On the other hand, if you want to deploy the VSIX packages in an existing Visual Studio instance, it is perhaps easiest to display the Extensions and Updates dialog box in Visual Studio by clicking on Extensions and Updates on the Tools menu, then expanding Online in the left pane and selecting the Visual Studio Marketplace node.
When troubleshooting the deployment of the Analysis Services and Reporting Services project types, keep the following software dependencies in mind: Note: Install is a utility to delete cache and instance data for Visual Studio 2017.This is especially important considering that updates for the Analysis Services and Reporting Services project types are released monthly.Whether you chose the SSDT Installer or the VSIX deployment method, you get the same update notifications because both methods deploy the same VSIX packages.Then search for “Analysis Services” or “Reporting Services” and then click the Download button next to the desired project type, as the following screenshot illustrates.After downloading the desired VSIX package, Visual Studio schedules the installation to begin when all Visual Studio instances are closed.