Link: http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/toolshed/ToolShed-Tooltip-20-SSIS-Data-Profiling-saves-your-eyeballs/

Have you ever eyeballed your data to find an abnormality? Talk about an instant headache! See Guest speaker MVP Jessica Moss show developer tools are now integrated in Visual Studio as part of the SQL Server Client tools install...among them SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Data Profiling. This is a must see for anyone working with data. 
What is it?
SQL Server Integration Services object and application that allows you to interrogate, analyze, and discover information about existing data
Download Site: Included with SQL Server 2008 at  http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008
Example Problem(s) it solves:

  • Prevent your data warehouse load from failing due to nulls by finding them before the load
  • Identify new validation rules needed for a customer user interface
  • Discover inconsistent or inaccurate code mapping values in your transactional system

Installation Notes:
Install SQL Server 2008 Integration Services client tools
Usage Notes:
Must connect to data in SQL Server 2000 or later
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