The 'SQLChangeAutomationVSPackage' did not load correctly

If you are getting this error message when opening a solution in VS:

The ''SQLChangeAutomationVSPackage' package did not load correctly.

You can get more information about what's causing this by examining the file:


In some cases, you may be able to workaround this error by opening SQL Change Automation before opening your solution.

If the issue is not clear from the file, please open a ticket by emailing and include your ActivityLog.xml file as well as a screenshot of the error.

If you do not use SQL Change Automation and installed it by mistake, however, you can simply uninstall it. You can do this from Tools>Extensions and Updates, or if you had installed the free SQL Change Automation Core as part of Visual Studio, you can uninstall by modifying the Visual Studio install in Control Panel and removing the SQL Change Automation Core (or ReadyRoll Core) component. 

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