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Andy Leonard is an author and engineer who enjoys building and automating data integration solutions. Andy is co-host of the Data Driven podcast. Andy is no longer updating this blog. His current blog is

My 2008 PASS Summit Sessions

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Published Saturday, September 13, 2008 5:05 PM by andyleonard

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Matt Masson said:

Hey Andy!

I just did a scripting presentation for the SSWUG.ORG virtual conference. Assuming you're talking about 2008, here are some ideas:

1. Show how VSTA makes it easier to reference web services

2. Re-use functionality by isolating your core logic in an external assembly

3. While you can't step through a script component in a debugger, you can debug the code if it's in an external assembly

- load the assembly project code in VS

- set the debug executable to run your package with dtexec.exe

- set break points in your code

- voila!

4. Talk about when it's more appropriate to use custom tasks/components instead of scripts (which was the topic of my sswug presentation)

Hope that helps!


September 18, 2008 11:49 AM

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