Ventura SQL consists of a designer program, runtime assemblies (DLL files) and project templates. Ventura SQL needs to be installed by running a simple installer.


The current Ventura SQL release can be found on venturatools.com


The installer has a name like "venturasetup_2_8_15.exe".


Download and run the installer:



The installer will install Ventura SQL Studio and the runtime assemblies in the ProgramFiles(x86)\VenturaTools folder. For example:


\Program Files (x86)\VenturaTools\Ventura SQL 2.8.15


The contents of the Ventura SQL folder:



The contents of the Assemblies folder:



The runtime assemblies are very compact.


If you ticked the "create a desktop shortcut" checkbox in the installer, a shortcut to Ventura SQL Studio will be placed on the Desktop:


Since you will be using Ventura SQL Studio regularly, it is handy to add a shortcut to the taskbar.

Multiple versions

Multiple Ventura SQL versions can be installed on a computer at the same time. The installer will not upgrade a previously installed version, but the new version will be installed side-by-side.



As a consequence, you need to uninstall each Ventura version separately in the Control Panel: