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Pragmatic Workbench


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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

DBA xPress

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

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

C:\> choco install pragmaticworksworkbench

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

C:\> choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbench


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $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
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $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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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Pragmatic Works Software


© 2016


Release Notes

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

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.4.503 137 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.3.412-beta 137 Thursday, April 12, 2018 exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.2.2.302-beta 121 Friday, March 2, 2018 exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.208 171 Thursday, February 8, 2018 approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.4.129-beta 142 Monday, January 29, 2018 exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.3.122-beta 141 Monday, January 22, 2018 exempted
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.2.1206-beta 142 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 approved
Pragmatic Workbench 2018.1.1.1030-beta 157 Monday, October 30, 2017 approved
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