Client side tools no longer available?

Aug 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM


I'm not able to download the client side tools .  I always get the  "Azure Import Export Service Client v 1.6" that is working properly for Azure.


Thanks for your support

Aug 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Can you clarify your issue?  Are you having trouble gettng the v1.6 client to work correctly?  Sometimes your system may block the zip file.  After downloading, you can try right clicking on the zip file and choosing unblock.  Then unzip the file and try using the exe.


If you are looking for the client side tools you can get them on the source code tab.  The download includes the Visual Studio project with a sample implementation using the SQL Server 2012 RC0 tools & Dac API.  We are working on publishing an updated code sample that uses the SQL Server 2012 Dac API.

Aug 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I’m trying to download DacCli.exe application , in order to restore a BACPAC into a local SQL server , I have an old version but I don’t find the new version.

Thanks a lot


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Aug 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM

If you want to restore a bacpac to SQL Server you can install SSMS 2012 available here -


This version of SSMS is compatible with lower versions of SQL Server as well and includes the DacFX engine which can import your bacpac.  Create a database, right click, choose tasks then import your bacpac.

The DacCli application has not been updated since fall 2011 and will be replaced by code samples for the current Dac API.  The current Dac API is documented here -

You can also use the sqlpackage.exe application after installing SSMS 2012 or just DacFX - details here