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Execute a data-driven SSRS subscription from SSIS to archive a report

This article demonstrates how to generate and save an SSRS report to a network folder when an SSIS package is executed.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis
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How to deploy and execute an SSIS package from the SSISDB catalog

Beginning with SQL Server 2012, SQL Server Integration Services packages can be deployed and executed from a SQL Server database named SSISDB, which serves as a repository for SSIS packages.   Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/05/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssis package execution
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How to execute an SSIS package from the command line or a batch file

An SSIS package that is executed on an ad hoc basis can be run from Business Intelligence Development Studio easily enough, but a package that is going to be run on a regular schedule is best executed through a batch file using the DTExec.exe command line utility.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Dynamically change background color in SSRS reports using custom code

This article demonstrates the use of custom code and cell expressions referencing that custom code to toggle the background color of groups of rows in an SSRS report based upon value-changes in one of the fields.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Encrypt a file from SSIS using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

This article demonstrates how to create a CLR assembly that can encrypt or decrypt a file with AES-256 cryptography, how to reference the CLR assembly from an SSIS script task, and how to generate an MD5 checksum file so that its recipient can confirm the integrity of the encrypted file.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: aes-256
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How to create an SSIS conditional data flow task

This article demonstrates how to selectively channel records from a flat-file data source to separate destination tables in an SSIS package using a combination of multicast, data-conversion and conditional-split data flow transformation elements within a data flow task.  Read more...
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SQL-only ETL using a bulk insert into a temporary table (SQL Spackle)

This article demonstrates a method of importing a data file directly into a temporary table and selectively inserting data from the temporary table into a SQL Server table, all in a single set of SQL commands.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/07/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: bulk insert
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SFTP, encrypt or compress data files in SSIS using custom components

SQL Server Integration Services does not provide native SFTP, encryption or archiving task components. This article presents a set of open source custom task components that provides these functions.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2014/03/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Create/write to an Excel 2007/2010 spreadsheet from an SSIS package

Excel spreadsheets are useful for distributing data generated by SQL Server. EPPlus is an open source .NET library that reads/writes Excel 2007/2010 files using the Open Office XML format (XLSX). It is a mature project, and plays well with SSIS.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/01/22 (first published: 2014/02/11) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Generate two-dimensional QR Code® bar codes in an SSRS report

QR (Quick Response) Code® is the Denso Wave, Inc. trademark for a type of two-dimensional bar code designed for the automotive industry in Japan. The QR Code system has become popular outside the automotive industry due to its speed and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC bar codes.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2016/09/05 (first published: 2014/01/14) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: qr code
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How to implement SHA-2 in SQL Server 2005 or 2008 with a CLR assembly

SQL Server 2012 supports SHA-256 and SHA-512 through the HASHBYTES() function, but earlier versions of SQL Server do not. SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 can, however, be implemented in SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 with the CLR assembly described in this article.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2013/10/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sqlclr
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How to Compile, Deploy and Consume a SQL Server CLR Assembly

Specialized tasks like cryptography require external libraries that are not available in SQL Server. Methods for such tasks can be compiled in a .NET language and deployed to SQL Server as a CLR assembly where the assembly's methods can be referenced by SQL Server stored procedures and functions.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2013/08/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Batch ETL of Multiple Data Files Using an SSIS Foreach Loop Container

An SSIS ETL package created with the Import/Export Wizard uses a Data Flow Task to process one data file at a time. If the need arises, however, the Data Flow Task generated by the wizard can be embedded inside a Foreach Loop Container to batch-process a continuous stream of data files.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2013/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Trigger an Email of an SSRS Report from an SSIS Package

This article demonstrates how to trigger an SSRS subscription to email a report from an Execute SQL Task using SQL Server Agent and the ReportServer.dbo.AddEvent stored procedure.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2015/06/19 (first published: 2013/03/19) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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Basics of XML and SQL Server, Part 4: Create an XML invoice with SSIS

This article demonstrates how to build an SSIS package that generates an XML invoice document from data stored in SQL Server and saves it to an XML file.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/03/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Basics of XML and SQL Server, Part 2: Shredding XML

In Part 2 of this series we will shred an XML document and insert its records into a SQL Server table using both the OpenXML and XQuery methods.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Basics of XML and SQL Server, Part 3: Transform and Shred XML in SSIS

This SSIS package performs multiple XSL transformations on an XML document, then shreds the transformed document and inserts its data into a SQL Server table.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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Basics of XML and SQL Server, Part 1: Streaming XML

This article demonstrates how to generate an XML stream from SQL Server using the 'FOR XML PATH' statement, and how to explore that XML stream interactively using an XSL transformation.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: xml
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How to join a local table to a remote table by way of a linked server

Distributed queries on linked servers are not the greatest idea from a performance standpoint, but they can be quite useful.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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Basics of XML and SQL Server, Part 5: Generate/Transmit XML with SSIS

This SSIS package generates XML invoice documents from data stored in SQL Server, then FTPs and/or Emails them to clients.  Read more...
By Stan Kulp 2012/04/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: integration services (ssis)
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