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A blog about SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) from a developer on the team.

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    SSIS Training at SQL Bits and SQL Saturday #105 | Dublin

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    Quick post – just wanted to mention the full day SSIS Design Patterns talks I’ll be doing at SQL Saturday #105 and SQL Bits X. Details are available here: SQL Saturday #105 Pre-Con SQL Bits X – Training Day For a sample...
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    Script Component Debugging in SSIS 2012

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    In SQL Server 2012, you can now debug the Script component by setting breakpoints and running the package in SQL Server Data Tools ( replaces BIDS ) . When the package execution enters the Script component, the VSTA IDE reopens and displays your...
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    SQL Server OLE DB Deprecation and Integration Services

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    As you may already know, the SQL Native Client OLE DB provider is being deprecated. This doesn't affect other OLE DB providers or the OLE DB API. Also, the SSIS OLE DB components are not being deprecated. In SQL Server 2012 SSIS, you can continue to...
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    SSIS Team Now Hiring!

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    The SSIS team is now hiring developers! Would you like to be a key part of a successful team that is rapidly increasing its impact on the multi-billion dollar Data Integration market? Are you enthusiastic about data integration, transformation, performance...
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    Small Changes to the SSIS Team Blog

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    Now that the MSDN blog platform supports having multiple authors (ok, it’s supported it for years, but I only just figured out how to do it…), we’re going to start seeing a lot more posts from other members of the SSIS team. I will continue writing about...
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    5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

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    A new whitepaper on upgrading SSIS to SQL Server 2012 is now available . Summary: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SSIS) provides significant improvements in both the developer and administration experience. This article provides tips that...
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    Raw File Improvements

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    There have been a couple of improvements made to the Raw File Source and Destination in RC0 . The Raw file format now contains Sort information The Destination saves all sort info (including the Comparison Flags for string columns) The Source reads and...
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    Package Configuration File Editor

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    A new tool for SSIS 2008 and 2008 R2 is now available for editing package configuration files. The Package Configuration File Editor identifies configuration paths that are not valid and enables you to correct the paths without having to open the package...
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    The Pivot Transform – Now with UI!

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    One of the post-CTP3 changes for SSIS in SQL Server 2012 is the addition of a user interface for the Pivot transform. This post walks through the new UI, which can be found in the new RC0 preview release. Sample Data For this example, we’ll be pulling...
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    SSIS and PowerShell in SQL Server 2012

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    This post is from Parth Shah, a Software Development Engineer in Test on the SSIS Team. Previously we have talked about SSIS Catalog Managed Object Model . For those of you don’t remember what MOM is or have not heard of it before, think about MOM as...
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    What’s New in SSIS for SQL Server 2012 RC0

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    At the 2011 PASS Summit I presented a Top 10 list of features that had been added since CTP3 , or hadn’t gotten much attention so far. Now that the SQL Server Release Candidate 0 (RC0) available , I can start blogging about them! I’ll continue to post...
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    SSIS at the 2011 PASS Summit

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    The PASS Summit Schedule Builder is live, and I’ve spent the morning looking over all of the great sessions they have lined up. I always find putting together a schedule challenging – it’s hard to balance my time between the sessions that I want to attend...
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    Expression Adorners

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    A quick post today about SQL Server Denali. BIDS now uses a special icon marker (called an Adorner) to indicate package objects that have expressions set on them. In CTP3, these adorners appear on Connection Managers and Variables. As I mentioned in my...
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    Montreal and Ottawa User Group Meetings

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    I’ll be presenting SSIS topics for two Canadian user groups next month - the Communauté .NET Montréal on September 7th, and the OttawaSQL.NET group on September 15th. Both sessions have the same abstract, but will have different content as I will be giving...
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    SSIS T-SQL API Overview

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    Today’s post is from Carla Sabotta, lead writer for the Integration Services team. It covers the stored procedures and Views that make up the API for the new SSIS Catalog in SQL Server Denali. You can use Transact-SQL views and stored procedures to manage...
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    Using the PipelineComponentTime event

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    Today’s post is from Wee Hyong Tok – a Program Manager on the SSIS team based in Shanghai. It covers the PipelineComponentTime event, which was introduced in SQL Server 2008, and talks about how the event can be used in SQL Server Denali. The PipelineComponentTime...
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    Package Format Changes in SQL Server Denali

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    We made some significant changes to the .dtsx file package format in SQL Server Denali. The goal of these changes was to make the SSIS package format easier to read, and easier to diff when working with source control systems. Some of the changes around...
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    Making your Existing Custom SSIS Extensions and Applications Work in Denali

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    Today’s post is from Rujin Cao – a developer on the SSIS team based in Shanghai. This article talks about the .NET assembly binding we include in our .exes by default, which makes migrating custom SSIS code to Denali a lot easier. Note that while this...
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    Column Mapping Improvements in Denali

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    We made a number of changes in Denali around the use of lineage IDs, and auto-mapping of metadata. Collectively, these improvements were internally called “Flexible Order of Authoring” (because the idea was that you could build a package backwards – from...
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    Troubleshooting SSIS Package Performance Issues

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    Today’s post is from Wee Hyong Tok, a Program Manager with the SSIS team based in Shanghai. It provides some tips on using T-SQL to analyze performance issues for packages running on the new SSIS Catalog. For more information about the new logging functionality...
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    The Import Project Wizard

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    Today’s post is from Ranjeeta Nanda, a Software Development Engineer in Test on the SSIS team. This post describes the new “Integration Services Import Project Wizard” project type in BIDS in Denali. ----------------- By now, you know that SSIS now has...
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    Debugging Configuration Issues on the Server Using Reports and T-SQL views

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    Today’s post is from Da Lin – a tester on the SQL Server Integration Services team. ------------------------------------- With the built-in reports and TSQL views , Integration Services in SQL Server “Denali” allows you easily identify the root cause...
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    The Project and Parameter Object Model

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    Back to the Denali theme - today’s post is from Xiaochen Wu, a tester on the SSIS team based in Shanghai. ------------------- In SSIS, we can manipulate packages programmatically with the SSIS object model. In Denali, we extended the object model to support...
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    The Balanced Data Distributor

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    Today’s post isn’t specifically about SQL Server Denali, but still a worthy addition to the 30 Days of SSIS series. The Balanced Data Distributor is a new data flow component created by the SQLCAT team , and available for download from Microsoft.com ...
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    SQLBits 9 conference schedule posted

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    The (preliminary) SQLBits 9 conference agenda has been posted ! I’ll be presenting an SSIS session entitled “What’s New in SQL Server Denali” which covers most of what we showed at TechEd , as well as some of the integration with the other EIM products...
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