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  • Have SSIS' differing type systems ever caused you problems?

    One thing that has always infuriated me about SSIS is the fact that every package has three different type systems; to give you an idea of what I am talking about consider the following: The SSIS dataflow's type system is made up of types called DT_*  (e.g. DT_STR, DT_I4) The SSIS variable type system is based on .Net datatypes (e.g. ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on March 14, 2011
  • Export all SSIS packages from msdb using Powershell

    Have you ever wanted to dump all the SSIS packages stored in msdb out to files? Of course you have, who wouldn’t? Right? Well, at least one person does because this was the subject of a thread (save all ssis packages to file) on the SSIS forum earlier today. Some of you may have already figured out a way of doing this but for those that haven’t ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on February 2, 2011
  • Always use dtexec.exe to test performance of your dataflows. No exceptions.

    Earlier this evening I posted a blog post entitled Investigation: Can different combinations of components effect Dataflow performance? where I compared the performance of three different dataflows all working to the same overall goal. I wanted to make one last point related to the results but I thought it warranted a blog post all of its ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on January 12, 2011
  • Investigation: Can different combinations of components affect Dataflow performance?

    Introduction The Dataflow task is one of the core components (if not the core component) of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and often the most misunderstood. This is not surprising, its an incredibly complicated beast and we’re abstracted away from that complexity via some boxes that go yellow red or green and that have some lines drawn ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on January 12, 2011
  • Required Parameters [SSIS Denali]

    SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in its 2005 and 2008 incarnations expects you to set a property values within your package at runtime using Configurations. SSIS developers tend to have rather a lot of issues with SSIS configurations; in this blog post I am going to highlight one of those problems and how it has been alleviated in SQL Server ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on December 20, 2010
  • Introducing SSIS Reporting Pack for SQL Server code-named Denali

    In recent blog posts I have introduced the new SSIS Catalog that is forthcoming in SQL Server Code-named Denali: What's new in SSIS in Denali Introduction to SSIS Projects in Denali Parameters in SSIS In Denali SSIS Server, Catalogs, Environments and Environment Variables in SSIS in Denali The SSIS Catalog is responsible for ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on December 8, 2010
  • Build-time dependency resolving coming to Entity Framework. Now, how about those BI tools too?

    Three months ago I wrote a blog post entitled Some thoughts on Visual Studio database references and how they should be used for SQL Server BI where I shared some thoughts on a feature available to database developers in Visual Studio 2010 that I would love to see added to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Analysis ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on December 7, 2010
  • SSIS Server, Catalogs, Environments & Environment Variables in SSIS in Denali

    In the last few days I have written 3 blog posts covering some new features in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in the next version of SQL Server, code-named Denali: Introduction to SSIS Project in Denali Parameters in SSIS in Denali The new Execute Package Task in Denali In this blog post I’m moving onto talking about the new ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on November 13, 2010
  • The new Execute Package Task in SSIS in Denali

    In my blog post of 10th November Introduction to SSIS projects in Denali I spoke of how, in Denali, SSIS packages can collectively be distributed as a single unit called a Project. I want to start digging into the advantages that Projects bring and the first such example is the new Execute Package Task. If we compare the old and new then the ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on November 12, 2010
  • Parameters in SSIS in Denali

    In my last blog post Introduction to SSIS Projects in Denali I talked about the new Project deployment model that is coming in the next version of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); working hand-in-hand with Projects is another new feature – Parameters. Parameters are similar to Variables in SSIS today that we all know and (ahem) love but ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on November 11, 2010
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