Data-Tier Application Framework Update for May 2015

The SQL Server Data Tools team is pleased to announce an update for the Data-tier Application Framework (DACFX) is now available. This update adds support to DACFX for Full Text Search in Azure SQL DB. Once this update is installed, SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and SqlPackage.exe will support Data-tier Application Framework actions like Import and Export for Azure SQL databases that use Full Text Search.

We plan to release an update that adds support for Full Text Search in Azure SQL DB in SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio later in May.

Get it here:

Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFX):

What’s New?

Support for Full Text Search has been added in Azure SQL Database v12 and fixes for customer-reported issues.

Bug fixes to customer-reported issues

This release includes fixes for the following issues:

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  1. sandy matt

    One question about SSDT with the new Visual Studio 2015 rollout.  Will SSDT be available in the VS Community edition, or just starting at the VS Professional version and higher?

    SSDT has helped my work a good deal – thanks for the work.

  2. Hi Matt, SSDT is already included in the Community Edition, as well as the free Visual Studio 2013 Express for Web and VS2013 Express for Windows Desktop SKUs. All functionality should work regardless of the version of Visual Studio that you use.

  3. Bill D

    We could very much use a "Do not drop schemas" option in your Advanced Publish Options that you added back in February of this year. It was raised as an issue in the comments section back then, and we were hoping to see it in your next release. Thanks for all the great work and keep in coming!

  4. Dmitrij

    Hello. I just found out that the newest version of SSDT is 11.1.50318.0. I am on Ferbruary version. What is new in the new version? Where can I find release notes?

  5. Dan Shryock

    I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask this question, but I'll ask anyways in case someone knows the answer or a better place to ask.

    Using a SSDT project, and a T4 template, is there a way to find the column types of a view that is referencing another SSDT project.

    For example:

    In ProjectA:

    create table dbo.t1( c1 int, c2 nvarchar(max), c3 datetime)

    in ProjectB:

    create view dbo.v1 as





    from ProjectA.dbo.t1

    I would like to use DacFX to find the column types of c1,c2, and c3 in view ProjectB.dbo.v1.