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Data menu option missing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Trying to learn C# and installed Visual Studio Community 2017.  I'm trying the following walkthrough but am stuck at creating the dataset. 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/data-tools/walkthrough-creating-an-n-tier-data-application?view=vs-2017

    It says, "On the Data Menu select Show Data Sources.  But I don't have a Data menu.

    I went back into the VS Installer, clicked Modify and made sure that under Data storage and processing I have SQL Server Data Tools selected but that didn't help.

    What am I missing?  Is there a different component I have to install or a setting I need to turn on?  Or is this a limitation of the Community version?

    Thanks in advance,

    Linn

    Monday, December 24, 2018 10:01 PM

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  • Hi Linn,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    To get the data sources option, please make sure you get the following components installed in VS, we can run the VS installer as administrator and Modify it to install:

                

    After we have installed related database components, create a simple C# project, and go View=>Other windows=>Data sources or type “data sources” in Quick Launch(Ctrl+Q) or Shift+Alt+D, then you can get the Data Sources option that you want.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:06 AM
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  • Hi Linn,

    Have New Year!

    Have you tried to install those components that we mentioned in the previous reply, and it works or not? If this issue persists, please feel free to let us know.

    If your issue is solved, we are also welcome you share the solution in here, that will help other community members, then we can close this thread in our side, thank you for your understanding :)

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 7:09 AM
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