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Cannot migrate Visual Studio 2015 project to Visual Studio 2017

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  • I have a Visual Studio 2015 Professional project I've been working on.  I decide that to continue on with my development, I'd need to work with Visual Studio 2017.  I installed Visual Studio 2017 and got an error when trying to open the VS 2015 project.  It says it's incompatible and to look for an upgrade log to find out what's wrong, only there doesn't seem to be any upgrade log.

    HELP!!!

    Friday, March 24, 2017 5:42 PM

Answers

  • Okay, so Microsoft just left all of the BI templates out of VS2017.  BUT, they have completed templates for Reporting Services and Analysis Services.  There isn't one yet for Integration Services.  Here are the links.  I have installed both and both work.  By the way, SQL Server Data Tools 17.0 RC actually installs SQL Server Data Tools for VS 2015.

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftAnalysisServicesModelingProjects

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftReportProjectsforVisualStudio

    Whew!  I can't believe I wasted an entire day on this nonsense. 


    Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:35 AM

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  • Hi Karen,

    And what you want from us to help you with the by you given information.

    The only standard reply can be: "Did you plug in your cord?"

    What you got is not normal of course and therefore there should be something special. 

    At least tell what kind of project, what kind of technology, what kind of program language ..............................................................


    Success
    Cor

    Friday, March 24, 2017 8:56 PM
  • Thanks for asking . . .  It is a Reporting Services Project consisting of data sources and reports.  That's all.  Here's the error message.

    Unsupported
    This version of Visual Studio is unable to open the following projects. The project types may not be installed or this version of Visual Studio may not support them.
    For more information on enabling these project types or otherwise migrating your assets, please see the details in the "Migration Report" displayed after clicking OK.
         - Royal Reporting, "C:\Users\Klgrube\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Projects\Royal Reporting \Royal Reporting\Royal Reporting.rptproj"


    No changes required
    These projects can be opened in Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2010 SP1 without changing them.
         - Royal Reporting, "C:\Users\Klgrube\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Projects\Royal \Royal Reporting.sln"

    I even tried creating a new reporting services project and that template doesn't seem to be available.  Yeash!





    Friday, March 24, 2017 9:01 PM
  • So, I've added just about all of the templates on the VS 2017 installer screen, and I still can't open the project nor can I see a Reporting Services project template. It should be under a set of templates called "Business Intelligence." I'm trying to install MS SQL Server Data Tools for VS 2017.  I hope that helps.

    • Edited by Karen Grube Friday, March 24, 2017 10:54 PM
    Friday, March 24, 2017 10:50 PM
  • Okay, so Microsoft just left all of the BI templates out of VS2017.  BUT, they have completed templates for Reporting Services and Analysis Services.  There isn't one yet for Integration Services.  Here are the links.  I have installed both and both work.  By the way, SQL Server Data Tools 17.0 RC actually installs SQL Server Data Tools for VS 2015.

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftAnalysisServicesModelingProjects

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftReportProjectsforVisualStudio

    Whew!  I can't believe I wasted an entire day on this nonsense. 


    Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:35 AM