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Task Factory's Surrogate Key Transform

Task Factory is a software product created by Pragmatic Works. It provides many custom SSIS components which help developers creating SSIS packages become more efficient. And as we all know, when we are more efficient, we are more productive. In this nugget, I’m going to show you how to use the Surrogate Key Transform to generate a new surrogate key while in the data flow.

Here are the key features and details from PragmaticWorks.com about this task:

  • Adds an identifier column to a data flow used to uniquely identify a row. This is useful if your data source does not contain an identifier or you simply want to add a row counter to your data flow.
  • Allows the use of a variable to determine seed and increment

Check out this quick video to find out more.

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