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Tabular Model Project does not load in Visual Studio – need SSDT

Today one of my colleague started got one Change Request to add few attributes to a Tabular Model already deployed from a previous project. He installed Visual Studio and connected the Repository. But when he tried to load the Project it was giving following error:

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.
– abcTabularCube, “D:\VSO\abcTabularCube\xyz.smproj”

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.
– abcTabularCube, “D:\VSO\abcTabularCube\xyz.sln”


I checked his Visual studio, opened a new Project and checked if the MS BI templates for SSAS, SSRS and SSIS are showing or not. You can check them below:

If those won’t show up then you need SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), which you can install from here.

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