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Pragmatic Workbench

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2018.2.4.504 | Updated: 27 Jun 2018



Downloads of v 2018.2.4.504:


Software Author(s):

  • Pragmatic Works Software

Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.4.504

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Pragmatic Workbench, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Pragmatic Workbench, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Pragmatic Workbench, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbench -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbench -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pragmaticworksworkbench
    name: pragmaticworksworkbench
    version: '2018.2.4.504'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pragmaticworksworkbench' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2018.2.4.504'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pragmaticworksworkbench
    Name     = "pragmaticworksworkbench"
    Version  = "2018.2.4.504"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pragmaticworksworkbench':
  ensure   => '2018.2.4.504',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Jul 2020.


Pragmatic Workbench

BI xPress, DBA xPress, and DOC xPress are all included in this package, our three most popular products. All of the included products come with a 14-day full featured trial or enter your product key for total access (separate download is not needed).

BI xPress

BI xPress speeds up BI development and administration by giving you the ability to quickly build packages, install robust auditing frameworks and helps DBAs deploy packages. See more about BI xPress at

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DBA xPress provides next-generation SQL tools tailored for performance and ease of use when architecting or administering Microsoft SQL Server database systems of all sizes. See more about DBA xPress at

DOC xPress

Offering complete documentation for SQL Server instances, DOC xPress also enables documentation for SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. See more about DOC xPress at

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'pragmaticworksworkbench'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url

  silentArgs    = "/quiet /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'Pragmatic Workbench*'
  checksum = '01FD555DBDECE631BF93C826360F9534B7CF1AC49656E28A1B36D8341D572A14'
  checksumType = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'pragmaticworksworkbench'
$softwareName = 'Pragmatic Workbench*'
$installerType = 'EXE' 

$silentArgs = '/quiet /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432, $machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.4.503 298 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.3.412-beta 300 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.2.302-beta 303 Friday, March 2, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.208 312 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.129-beta 293 Monday, January 29, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.3.122-beta 304 Monday, January 22, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.2.1206-beta 291 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.1.1030-beta 314 Monday, October 30, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.7.1127 348 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.6.1107 322 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.5.1106 316 Monday, November 6, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.5.1018-beta 292 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.4.1017-beta 275 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.4.3.1010-beta 345 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.3.3.807 408 Monday, August 7, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.3.3.710-beta 379 Monday, July 10, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.3.2.612-beta 340 Monday, June 12, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.3.1.502-beta 412 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.2.8.525 368 Thursday, May 25, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.2.3.501 395 Monday, May 1, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.2.3.330-beta 362 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.1.5 367 Thursday, February 9, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.1.4 358 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.1.3 318 Thursday, January 12, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2017.1.2-beta 354 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.4.5 390 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.4.4 356 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.3.1-beta1 428 Monday, May 2, 2016 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.1.5-beta5 427 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.1.3-beta3 361 Thursday, January 7, 2016 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2016.1.2-beta2 341 Monday, November 30, 2015 Exempted

BI xPress version 2018.2.4.504

Updated Features

1918: Improved Variable and Parameter Dependency Scanner
  • Used / unused variables and parameters are now organized by their respective package scope
  • Dependencies present within a data flow component's input and output columns are now included
7886: Monitoring Console now includes package execution status filters
  • Monitoring Console can now filter package executions based on the execution's status
  • Users can now exclude or include successful, running or failed executions within the package execution


1783: Package Builder does not provide meaningful message when attempting to apply parameters to unsupported package properties
11008: Purge Database does not check for required stored procedures before attempting to purge
14045: Within Workbench Auditing Framework, checking / unchecking Warning Filters does not enable the save button
14046: Within Workbench Auditing Framework, project parameters and connection managers are only added to the first project when applying to multiple packages that span different projects
16296: Visual Studio Extension uninstaller displays multiple check boxes for the same version of Visual Studio
16357: Best Practice's help documentation for command line arguments does not include all supported SSIS versions
16399: Within Workbench, Configuration Manger does not properly decrypt any encrypted configuration values

DBA xPress version 2018.2.4.504


16031: Schema Inspector's 'Use Case Sensitive Matching' option does not function as expected

DOC xPress version 2018.2.4.504

Updated Features

16264: Help documentation now includes documentation for Excel Provider


17010: DOC xPress crashes when taking a snapshot of a Tabular 1400 Compatibility Level database containing Shared Expressions
17039: SSRS 2017 is not recognized by DOC xPress
17596: "Cannot find a cached selector with the key 'SourceColumns'" when generating documentation for Task Factory Data Cleansing Transform

Workbench version 2018.2.4.504


16339: Workbench Update Advisor shows 'Updated software is available' on latest version

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