SQL Server Data Tools package did not load correctly.
Applies to: SQL Server Management Studio 2014, SQL Server 2014 Express, Visual
Trying to view the data of a table using Server Explorer or SQL Server
Management Studio you may get the following error message:
The 'Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools' package did not
The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the
installation of another extension. You can get more information by examining the
You may have installed SQL Server Management Studio 2014, SQL Server 2014
Express, and Visual Studio 2013.
Try the following solutions:
1. Go to "Programs and Features" in Control Panel, search for "Microsoft SQL
Server Data Tools", then click on it and select Repair.
2. Apply the latest update for Visual Studio.
Here you will find Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 for instance.
3. Download the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio from