Download and install Azure Data Studio - Azure Data Studio (2023)

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Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform database tool for data professionals who use on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. It's engineered with the data platform user in mind, with the built-in charting of query result sets and customizable dashboards.

Use Azure Data Studio to query, design, and manage your databases and data warehouses wherever they are, on your local computer or in the cloud.

For more information about Azure Data Studio, visit What is Azure Data Studio?.

Download Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio 1.40.2 is the latest general availability (GA) version.

  • Release number: 1.40.2
  • Release date: December 27, 2022
WindowsUser Installer64 bit
System Installer64 bit
.zip64 bit
Linux.tar.gz64 bit
.deb64 bit
.rpm64 bit
Mac.zipUniversalIntel CPUApple Silicon

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Install Azure Data Studio

Windows installation


Beginning with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7, Azure Data Studio is automatically installed alongside SSMS. Users of SQL Server Management Studio are now able to benefit from the innovations and features in Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform and open-source desktop tool for your environments, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid.

To learn more about Azure Data Studio, check out What is Azure Data Studio or the FAQ.

This release of Azure Data Studio includes a standard Windows installer experience and a .zip file.

We recommend the user installer, which simplifies installations and updates and doesn't require Administrator privileges. (It doesn't require Administrator privileges because the location is under your user Local AppData (LOCALAPPDATA) folder.) The user installer also provides a smoother background update experience. For more information, see User setup for Windows.

User installer (recommended)

  1. Download and run the Azure Data Studio user installer for Windows.

  2. Start the Azure Data Studio app.

System installer

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  1. Download and run the Azure Data Studio system installer for Windows.

  2. Start the Azure Data Studio app.

.zip file

  1. Download the Azure Data Studio .zip file for Windows.

  2. Go to the downloaded file and extract it.

  3. Run \azuredatastudio-windows\azuredatastudio.exe.

Unattended installation for Windows

You can also install Azure Data Studio by using a command prompt script.

For Windows, install Azure Data Studio in the background without prompts using the following steps:

  1. Open the command prompt window with elevated permissions.

  2. Run the following command:

    <path where the azuredatastudio-windows-user-setup-x.xx.x.exe file is located> /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode>


    %systemdrive%\azuredatastudio-windows-user-setup-1.24.0.exe /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode


    The following example also works with the system installer file.

    <path where the azuredatastudio-windows-setup-x.xx.x.exe file is located> /VERYSILENT /MERGETASKS=!runcode>

    In the preceding code, you can also pass /SILENT instead of /VERYSILENT to see the setup user interface.

  3. If you've run the commands successfully, you can see Azure Data Studio installed.

macOS installation

  1. Download Azure Data Studio for macOS.

  2. To expand the contents of the .zip file, double-click it.

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  3. To make Azure Data Studio available in Launchpad, drag the Azure Data file to the Applications folder.


For Apple Silicon users, please make sure you have Rosetta 2 installed. Some backend services are yet to be converted to native ARM64 binaries. You can run the following command in a Terminal window to install Rosetta 2.

/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license

Linux installation

You can install Azure Data Studio on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Ubuntu, Debian, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

  • RHEL
  • SLES
  • Ubuntu and Debian
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux

Install with an .rpm file

  1. Download Azure Data Studio for Red Hat Enterprise Linux by using the .rpm file.

  2. To extract the file, open a new terminal window, and then run the following commands:

    cd ~sudo yum install ./Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.rpm
  3. To start Azure Data Studio, run this command:


If you have missing dependencies, install them with following command:

yum install libXScrnSaver

Install with a .tar.gz file

  1. Download Azure Data Studio for Red Hat Enterprise Linux by using the .tar.gz file.

  2. To extract the file, open a new terminal window, and then run the following commands:

    cd ~cp ~/Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.tar.gz ~tar -xvf ~/azuredatastudio-linux-<version string>.tar.gzecho 'export PATH="$PATH:~/azuredatastudio-linux-x64"' >> ~/.bashrcsource ~/.bashrc
  3. To start Azure Data Studio, run this command:


If you have missing dependencies, install them with the following command:

yum install libxss1 libgconf-2-4 libunwind8

What's new with Azure Data Studio

For details about the latest release of Azure Data Studio, see Release notes for Azure Data Studio.

Download the GA release of Azure Data Studio

We recommend that you download the general availability (GA) release of Azure Data Studio.

Download the insiders build of Azure Data Studio

As an alternative, if you want to try out the beta features and send feedback, you can download the insiders build of Azure Data Studio.

Supported operating systems

Azure Data Studio runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The following versions are supported:

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  • Windows: 10 and later versions
  • Windows Server: 2016, 2019, 2022
  • macOS: 10.12+ (Sierra) and later versions
  • Linux: Debian 9+, RHEL 7+, SLES 15, Ubuntu 18.04+


Incremental versions within a major operating system release may no longer be in support by the operating system. Consult the documentation for your operating system to ensure you have received applicable updates.

Supported SQL Server versions

Azure Data Studio supports connecting to the following versions of SQL Server:

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • SQL Server 2022 (16.x)
  • SQL Server 2019 (15.x)
  • SQL Server 2017 (14.x)
  • SQL Server 2016 (13.x)

System requirements

Requirement levelCPU coresRAM memory
Recommended48 GB
Minimum24 GB

Check for updates

To check for the latest updates, on the left pane, select Manage (gear icon), and then select Check for Updates.

To apply environment updates offline, install the latest version directly over your previously installed version. You don't need to uninstall earlier versions of Azure Data Studio. If an earlier version is present, the installer automatically updates to the latest version.

Move user settings

If you're updating SQL Operations Studio to Azure Data Studio and want to keep your settings, keyboard shortcuts, or code snippets, complete the following steps:


If you've already installed Azure Data Studio or you've never installed or customized SQL Operations Studio, you can ignore this section.

  1. On the left pane, select Manage (gear icon) and then select Settings.

    Download and install Azure Data Studio - Azure Data Studio (1)

  2. At the top, right-click the User Settings tab, and then select Reveal in Explorer.

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  3. Copy all files in this folder and save them in an easy-to-find location on your local drive, such as your Documents folder.

    Download and install Azure Data Studio - Azure Data Studio (3)

  4. In your updated version of Azure Data Studio, follow steps 1 and 2 and then, for step 3, paste the contents you saved into the folder. You can also manually copy over the settings, key bindings, or snippets in their respective locations.

  5. If you're overriding your current installation, before you do so, delete the old installation directory to avoid errors connecting to your Azure account for the resource explorer.

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Uninstall Azure Data Studio from Windows

If you installed Azure Data Studio by using the Windows installer, uninstall it just as you would any Windows application.

If you installed Azure Data Studio with a .zip file or other archive, delete that file.

Uninstall Azure Data Studio from macOS

You can uninstall apps from the Internet or drive on Mac by completing the following steps:

  1. Select the Finder icon in the Dock, and then select Applications in the Finder sidebar.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If an app is in a folder, open the app's folder to check for an uninstaller. Double-click Uninstall [App] or [App] Uninstaller, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

    • If an app isn't in a folder or doesn't have an uninstaller, drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (at the end of the Dock).

To uninstall apps you've downloaded from the App Store, use Launchpad.

Uninstall Azure Data Studio from Linux

  • RHEL
  • SLES
  • Ubuntu and Debian

Use the rpm, yum, or dnf command to delete Azure Data Studio under Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

To list installed software, run one of the following commands:

sudo rpm -qa | lesssudo yum list | lesssudo dnf list | less

To get information about the azuredatastudio package, run one of the following commands:

sudo rpm -qa azuredatastudiosudo yum list azuredatastudiosudo dnf list azuredatastudio

To delete a package called azuredatastudio, run one of the following commands:

sudo rpm -e azuredatastudiosudo yum remove azuredatastudiosudo dnf remove azuredatastudio

Next steps

To learn more about Azure Data Studio, see the following resources:

  • Azure Data Studio release notes
  • What is Azure Data Studio?
  • SQL tools
  • Azure Data Architecture Guide
  • SQL Server Blog

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For more information, see How to contribute to SQL Server documentation

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How do I install an Azure Data Studio package? ›

In Azure Data Studio
  1. In a Python kernel notebook in Azure Data Studio, click Manage Packages.
  2. Click Add new.
  3. Enter "sqlmlutils" in the Search Pip packages field and click Search.
  4. Select the Package Version you want to install (the latest version is recommended).
  5. Click Install and then Close.
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How do I download data from Azure Data Studio? ›

Save As XML from Azure Data Studio
  1. Click the 'Save As XML' button.
  2. Choose folder to save file to.
  3. Name file.
  4. Save.
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Is Azure Data Studio free? ›

Azure Data Studio is free for private or commercial use.

How do I set up Azure Data Studio? ›

The installation process is simple. Run installer and the Welcome window will appear, press the Next button to prosed: On the License Agreement, select the ”I accept the agreement” radio button and press the Next button: On this window, choose where Azure Data Studio will be installed.

Is Azure Data Studio included in SSMS? ›

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How to install Data Studio on Windows? ›

Click Install if you want to install a new setup or click on Update. Select IBM Data Studio client from the installed packages.
Download the installer with the following contents from IBM Passport Advantage Online:
  1. Installation Manager 64-bit compressed file.
  2. IBM Data Studio 4.1. ...
  3. Documentation folder.
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Where is Azure Data Studio? ›

The thing is, Azure Data Studio is included in the SQL Server Management Studio package since the SSMS version 18.7. It comes automatically alongside the SSMS installation.

How do I access Azure Data Studio? ›

Connect to your Azure SQL Database server

The first time you run Azure Data Studio the Welcome page should open. If you don't see the Welcome page, select Help > Welcome. Select New Connection to open the Connection pane: Something like:

Can you download data from Data Studio? ›

How can I export data In Google Data Studio? The ability to export data exists only in view mode. To export data, just right-click on the chart and select export.

How do I extract data from Data Studio? ›

Create an extracted data source

In the connectors list, select Extract Data. Select an existing data source to extract from. Select the dimensions and metrics to extract by dragging them from the Available Fields list onto the targets, or by clicking Add. All the fields you add appear in the list on the far right.

How do I export data from Studio data? ›

How to Export Data in Google Looker Studio
  1. Open the report.
  2. Hover over the chart or the table you wish to export.
  3. Right-click on the chart or click. ...
  4. Choose whether you want to download the data as a CVS file or export the data to a Google Sheet.
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Do you have to pay for Data Studio? ›

The cost of using Looker Studio (Data Studio) is $0. Yes, it is a free tool—you don't have to pay anything to set it up. But, if you're looking to fetch data from non-Google platforms, you may have to pay for a third-party connector provider.

Is Azure Data Studio replacing SSMS? ›

The latest version of SSMS is rebranded as Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio with Azure Data Studio. You can launch the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from Start Menu – Microsoft SQL Server Tools – Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

Is Azure Data Studio going to replace SSMS? ›

Overall, Azure Data Studio appears to be a powerful data exploration and analysis tool that can be a suitable replacement for SSMS.

How do I add a Data Studio? ›

  1. Step1: Open your report in edit mode.
  2. Step2: Click resource and then manage added data sources.
  3. Step3: Click Add a Data Source.
  4. Step4: select Google Analytics from the connectors list.
  5. Step5: select the specific account, property, view and click connect.

Can Azure Data Studio connect to excel? ›

To connect Excel to a database in SQL Database, open Excel and then create a new workbook or open an existing Excel workbook. In the menu bar at the top of the page, select the Data tab, select Get Data, select From Azure, and then select From Azure SQL Database.

How do I download Azure SQL DB? ›

Export your database
  1. Go to the Azure portal.
  2. Click BROWSE ALL.
  3. Click SQL databases.
  4. Click the database you want to export as a BACPAC.
  5. In the SQL Database blade click Export to open the Export database blade:
  6. Click Storage and select your storage account and blob container where the BACPAC will be stored:

What is the difference between SSMS and Azure Data Studio? ›

The main advantage of Azure Data Studio is its portability — while SSMS can work only on the Windows platform, ADS can run on Linux and macOS as well. That's a huge step forward and going in line with Microsoft's general expansion to non-Windows world.

Is Azure Data Studio an ETL tool? ›

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based ETL and data integration service to create workflows for moving and transforming data.

Can you use Azure Data Studio for MySQL? ›

With the MySQL extension (preview) for Azure Data Studio, you can now connect to, query and manage MySQL databases along with your other databases, taking advantage of the modern editor experience and capabilities in Azure Data Studio, such as IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, native Jupyter ...

What is better than Data Studio? ›

We Reviewed Top 9 Google Data Studio Alternatives, and Here is Our Review [2023] Some of the best Google Data Studio alternatives for easy tracking of KPIs are Datapad, Looker, Databox, InetSoft, Grow, Infogram, Agency Analytics, DashThis, and Geckoboard.

Can you create database in Azure Data Studio? ›

After connecting to your SQL Server instance, you can freely manage databases with Azure Data Studio. And what better way to get started with this tool than by creating a new database? To manage a database, you need a database first. So your first task is to create a new database in Azure Data Studio.

How can I download dataset data? ›

If you want to download datasets that are used in projects, you can follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to your project and click File > Open.
  2. Navigate to the folder where the datasets are stored.
  3. Select the datasets you need and click Download.
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Where are Data Studio files stored? ›

All database and ssh server connection configurations are stored in the \. datastudio\connections directory and sub-directories, with a connection file for each server in the appropriate directory. Users may exchange and share server connections by transferring individual files for each server.

How do I download a Data Studio PDF? ›

So, here is how you can export a report form Data Studio to a PDF.
  1. Step 1: Use your browser's print function. ...
  2. Step 2: Click "Open PDF in Preview" ...
  3. Step 3: In Preview, enable the thumbnail view. ...
  4. Step 4: Click and drag your pages into the thumbnail sidebar in Preview. ...
  5. Step 5: Export as PDF from Preview, or Save As PDF.

How many data sources can Data Studio connect? ›

Google Data Studio allows you to blend up to 5 data sources in one chart. That being said, if you are using a LIVE connector, the loading time of your report can be fairly high.

Can you use SQL in Data Studio? ›

With Data Studio, you can turn your SQL Server data into reports and dashboards without coding.

How do I import data into an azure Data Studio? ›

To start SQL Server Import, first make a connection to a server in the Servers tab. After you make a connection, drill down to the target database that you want to import a file into a SQL table. Right-click on the database and select Import Wizard.

How do I export a studio? ›

Exporting Studio Projects

Right-click and select Export from the context menu. In the Export dialog, select General>Archive File and click Next. In the next screen, the project you selected in step 1 is preselected. Clear the check boxes next to any of that project's files that you do not want to export.

How do I upload files to Data Studio? ›

In the top left, click. then select Data Source. Choose File Upload in the Connectors panel. Drag one or more files from your computer to the upload target, or click UPLOAD FILES and select the files you want.

How do I get to Data Studio? ›

To log in to Data Studio, you'll need a Google account — I recommend using the same one as your Analytics, Search Console, and/or Google Ads account. You'll land on the Data Studio overview page. Click the “Home” tab to view your dashboard.

How do I create a SQL database in Azure Data Studio? ›

After connecting to your SQL Server instance, you can freely manage databases with Azure Data Studio.
Creating a New Database
  1. On Azure Data Studio, click Home → New Query to open a new query editor. ...
  2. Next, copy and paste the below T-SQL snippet into the query editor. ...
  3. Now, click Run to execute the query.
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Is Data Studio an app? ›

How Do You Access Delta's In-flight Entertainment? To stream Delta Studio content on a personal device, passengers need the GoGo Entertainment App, which is available for download from Apple's App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Delta Wi-Fi Portal — the latter of which is only available once in flight.

Is Data Studio going away? ›

The brand “Data Studio” is gone, but the new Looker Studio has the same capabilities, look, and interface. In fact, right now the only change is the logo. The reports, data integrations and functionality are the same as they were previously as Data Studio. Even the URL is still the same:


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