Pragmatic Workbench

This is a prerelease version of Pragmatic Workbench.

2017.3.3.710-beta | Updated: 10 Jul 2017



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  • Pragmatic Works Software

Pragmatic Workbench 2017.3.3.710-beta

This is a prerelease version of Pragmatic Workbench.

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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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbench -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pragmaticworksworkbench installed
    name: pragmaticworksworkbench
    state: present
    version: 2017.3.3.710-beta
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pragmaticworksworkbench' do
  action    :install
  version  '2017.3.3.710-beta'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pragmaticworksworkbench,
    Version: 2017.3.3.710-beta,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pragmaticworksworkbench
   Name     = 'pragmaticworksworkbench'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2017.3.3.710-beta'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pragmaticworksworkbench':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2017.3.3.710-beta',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pragmaticworksworkbench version="2017.3.3.710-beta" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 10 Jul 2017.


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).

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DOC xPress

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$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 = '7D69AE36078E9658DBACAB9DE1A44CA8D5906FBD170524D4E8E14AE573612D92'
  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"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.4.503 185 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.3.412-beta 184 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.2.302-beta 161 Friday, March 2, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.208 213 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.129-beta 181 Monday, January 29, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.3.122-beta 182 Monday, January 22, 2018 Exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.2.1206-beta 187 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.1.1030-beta 193 Monday, October 30, 2017 Approved

BI xPress version 2017.3.3.710-beta

New Features

11676: Add support for SSIS 2017 targeting with existing feature set to BI xPress and BI xPress Server
12378: User Defined Best Practices' path evaluator can now be manually edited

Updated Features

11115: Auditing framework now includes ability to reopen packages upon completion
  • Allows users to quickly apply the auditing framework to multiple open packages without being prompted by Visual Studio to reload
  • On occasion, after applying the Auditing Framework Visual Studio will stop displaying package executions. If you are experiencing this behavior, use this feature


1627: Package executions that contain errors, but are still running can't be marked as stopped
11045: Within Visual Studio 2015 Extension, the package layout information is not being captured for OnSave events
11162: Auditing, Notification, and Deployment Wizards do not display the correct SSIS version in title bar
11176: BI xPress does not detect the SSIS Versions when only SSDT is installed
11198: Attempt to parse the expression "@[UservarSSISOps_DisableVarLogging]==true && @[UservarSSISOps_DisableConnLogging]==true" failed
11558: Auditing Framework - Selecting Project in Workbench crashes Workbench
11599: After package execution, Notification Framework Event log displays "The description for Event ID 0 from source BI xPress cannot be found"
11620: The data types nvarchar(max) and ntext are incompatible in the equal to operator.
11628: Notification Framework improperly detects SSIS version
11629: Latest variable values sometimes do not show up within the Monitoring Console
11640: Variable masking does not mask parameter values and some wildcard scenarios don't work
11694: When connecting to an SSRS 2016 Report Server that contains KPIs, Report Mover throws "KPI is not a valid enum value."
11984: Configuration Manager shows password when you hover.
12022: The expression for variable "varSSISOps_DisableParameterInitialValueLogging" failed evaluation. There was an error in the expression.
12023: Opening Monitoring Console: Conversion failed when converting from a character string to uniqueidentifier

DBA xPress version 2017.3.3.710-beta

New Features

11677: Added support for SQL Server 2017

Updated Features

11142: Schema Inspector now includes output control for selecting items to include within change script
  • Enabling output control allows you to skip individual elements from change scripts. By doing so, you may end up with a script that is broken (for example, because a dependent object can no longer be created). Please carefully check any generated scripts.


11164: Schema Inspector elects to perform a table rebuild before it knows the synchronization direction
12027: Schema Inspector should issue a SP RENAME if the only difference is the object name.
12419: Schema Inspector Report button throws Null Reference Exception error

DOC xPress version 2017.3.3.710-beta

New Features

6863: Re-engineered lineage storage engine for higher performance
  • Lineage information is now pre-computed as part of the snapshot phase
  • Lineage now loads instantly and uses less RAM
11018: Updated DOCxPress documentation to accurately reflect required permissions for full SQL Server snapshots to be extracted
  • Updated DOCxPress documentation to accurately reflect required permissions for full SQL Server snapshots to be extracted.
11183: Added support for SSAS 2017
11679: Added support for SQL Server 2017
12012: Lineage Analysis now groups text files under a parent node

Updated Features

12402: SSIS Providers now captures collection enumerated expressions within ForEach loops


11600: When Lineage Analysis search is cancelled the current selection is lost
11601: Lineage Analysis search results are not colored correctly
12011: The ISPAC file path is not displayed when editing an SSIS solution item within the UI
12015: Lineage traces are including duplicate information
12491: DOC xPress consumes large amounts of memory during scanning of certain stored procedures
12505: Dependency Directions are ignored when node is Extended
12533: Error during snapshot / denormalization: 'The file is too long' on very large solutions.

Workbench version 2017.3.3.710-beta

Updated Features

11978: License activator now includes a "Copy Details to Clipboard" button

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