It took a while to figure out but...
It turns out that it was indeed an installation issue: On p. 24, "... you must download SSDT from the Microsoft download site... Use a search engine with the term 'SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013' to find the most recent release." It doesn't however say what
parts you need to download.
In addition to SSDT_12.0.50730.0_EN.iso, you will also need to download the SSDT Business Intelligence package, called SSDT-BI, embodied in SSDTBI_x86_ENU.exe which can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=42313
Note that if you don't read the instructions REALLY CAREFULLY
, installation will fail and it won't be clear why. Here is a link to clear instructions by someone else who figured it out: http://postimg.org/image/8arxoo9gz/
Lastly, there is one more thing you'll need to be able to import/export to/from Excel. If you get an error when trying to run your first import, you will need to add another package: There is some conflict between x86 and 64 bit versions. Download AccessDatabaseEngine.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=13255
Sheesh! I think that's it. But then I'm only up to page 25...