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Nevyn (10/15/2013)
Phil Parkin (10/13/2013)
...it's still not actually being done by SSIS... it's being done by a script.


Well, I think we are drifting into a grey semantic area here.

SSIS natively provides the flexibility to use scripts as part of packages - they are fully integrated and not some sort of add-on or hack. In this case, the data pipeline runs through a script which processes each row in (a pre-sorted) order and uses variables to track row numbers. It's the pre-sort and row-by-row processing that slow things down, of course.


SSIS also natively provides the flexibility to use a T-SQL query in the data source that generates the same numbers (or from a staging table if the original data source can't be queried via T-sql). Same semantic grey area, no?


Yes!


--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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