162 votesBrandon Wittwer commented
Just observe the pain of this thread: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssdt/download-sql-server-data-tools-ssdt?view=sql-server-2017 You really MUST save us from this. Just make the thing a checkmark in the VS installer!!!!!!!!!!!!
This issue was recently fixed in our internal branch. The fix will be included in the next major version of Visual Studio (i.e. 2019)