Schema compare in Visual Studio 2015


  • I am looking to upgrade to Visual Studio 2015, and wanted to make sure I get the version with Schema Compare. I would have thought that would be located here: but I am not seeing it on the list. Do all versions of Visual Studio have schema compare, or just Enterprise? Professional? Thanks in advance.
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 9:12 PM


  • hi Joseph

    you need to select SQL Server Data Tools when installing Visual Studio 2015.

    or install SQL Server Data Tools from SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2015

    You must have an existing install of Visual Studio 2015 Professional, Enterprise, Express for Web, Express for Desktop or Express for Windows 10 to apply this update.

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    • Marked as answer by JosephLalonde Thursday, December 3, 2015 8:06 PM
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 9:36 PM