Unable to access T-SQL components & An incompatible DacFx version is installed

After trying to view data from within Visual Studio to error messages appear:

Unable to access T-SQL components

An incompatible DacFx version is installed

Some might have seen this error before and the reason is quite simple. The installed Data-Tier Application Framework version and SQL Server Data Tools do not match the ones required by the database.

Just install the latest version from here:

SSDT: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027

DacFx: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35756

And everything is working fine again.

Update: 

Apparently the old link does not work any longer. This is the working download link for DacFx 2012. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36842 

 

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