Finding Visual Studio version used to store an SSIS package RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand that there are ways to upgrade an SSIS package from one version of Visual Studio (VS) or SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to another, by either opening it in a new version or rewriting the package if the attempt to open it fails.  How would I know, without opening the package itself, what version of VS or SSDT the package is being stored in? Is there a way to look at the meta data about the package to determine this, or do I have to actually open the package and by trial and error try to find the VS or DDT version that can open it - and hope it doesn't unknowingly upgrade it in the process?

    I don't want to hunt through various versions of VS or DDT to (by trial and error) be able to open an SSIS package.

    I have come across different versions of this question, but they have more to do with opening the packages rather than accessing information about the packages to determine the VS or DDT version it is stored as.

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 2:06 AM