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18.5 | Updated: 18 Jun 2020



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SqlPackage 18.5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: 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 sqlpackage -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'18.5'" [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 sqlpackage -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'18.5'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install sqlpackage
    name: sqlpackage
    version: '18.5'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'sqlpackage' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '18.5'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sqlpackage
    Name     = "sqlpackage"
    Version  = "18.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sqlpackage':
  ensure   => '18.5',
  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.

This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 26 Jul 2020.


SqlPackage.exe is a command-line utility that automates the following database development tasks:
* Extract: Creates a database snapshot (.dacpac) file from a live SQL Server or Azure SQL Database.
* Publish: Incrementally updates a database schema to match the schema of a source .dacpac file. If the database does not exist on the server, the publish operation creates it. Otherwise, an existing database is updated.
* Export: Exports a live database - including database schema and user data - from SQL Server or Azure SQL Database to a BACPAC package (.bacpac file).
* Import: Imports the schema and table data from a BACPAC package into a new user database in an instance of SQL Server or Azure SQL Database.
* DeployReport: Creates an XML report of the changes that would be made by a publish action.
* DriftReport: Creates an XML report of the changes that have been made to a registered database since it was last registered.
* Script: Creates a Transact-SQL incremental update script that updates the schema of a target to match the schema of a source.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'SqlPackage'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url64        = ''
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir  
  url64bit      = $url64
  softwareName  = 'sqlpackage*'
  checksum64    = '77B671B64C14764F2F26D00449CF8F3412AE6DEE7013768D76BC56FEB68CA16B'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Note: Include this file if including binaries you have the right to distribute. 
Otherwise delete. this file.


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SqlPackage 19.0 766 Monday, February 14, 2022 Approved
SqlPackage 18.8 39312 Monday, October 18, 2021 Approved
SqlPackage 18.7.1 14929 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
SqlPackage 18.7 4290 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
SqlPackage 18.6 3596 Monday, December 14, 2020 Approved
SqlPackage 18.5.1 2300 Monday, July 27, 2020 Approved
SqlPackage 18.5 158 Thursday, June 18, 2020 Approved

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