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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

Archives: January 2013

Fish and Chips, Robin Hood, SSIS, and Me

I’m going to Nottingham, England, fabled home of Robin Hood, where I’m going to eat fish and chips and talk about SSIS.  How’s that for tying seemingly unrelated topics together?

I’m happy to report that in addition to my full-day preconference seminar at SQLBits, I’ll also be delivering a… Read more

1 comments, 473 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 30 January 2013

Join me at SQLBits for a day of SSIS

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been selected to deliver a full day of training at the upcoming SQLBits conference in Nottingham, England.  This will be my first time taking part in SQLBits (in fact, it will be my first trip to the U.K.) and I’m very much looking forward… Read more

6 comments, 361 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

Want to see me break SSIS this Thursday?

OK, I’m not really going to break it.  I’m just going to beat it up a little bit.

This Thursday evening, I’ll be working my home turf at the North Texas SQL Server User Group monthly meeting, presenting “When ETL Goes Bad: Handling Errors and Anomalies in SSIS” at 6:15… Read more

0 comments, 366 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

Ragged Flat File Processing in SSIS

Frequently I am asked how to properly use SQL Server Integration Services to handle ragged flat files, an example of which is shown below.  In this small sample file, you can see that we are dealing with medical data that has an inconsistent format.  As shown, the rows in the… Read more

7 comments, 719 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 January 2013

2012 in Review

With the year 2012 now in the rear view mirror, and while I’m still in the midst of my holiday vacation (two whole weeks! Feels very strange…) , I thought I’d take stock of my tasks and accomplishments of the past year.

Sharing knowledge

I must sound like a broken… Read more

0 comments, 407 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 January 2013

I Need Your Vote!

Do your civic duty, and vote today! 

Voting is now open for SQLBits, to be held in Nottingham, UK this May.  This event is probably the best-known SQL Server event outside of the US, and unlike most other such events, they use a popular-vote model for general session selection.  I’ve… Read more

0 comments, 698 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 January 2013

The Great Blog Move of 2013

For at least a year, I’ve been considering changing blog platforms.  I set up my blog on TimMitchell.net using BlogEngine.NET several years back, a decision I made based primarily on the fact that this tool was built on ASP.NET and SQL Server as opposed to the LAMP platform used by… Read more

2 comments, 470 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 January 2013

Re-awarded MVP status for 2013

I received notification that I have received the Microsoft MVP award for 2013, my fourth consecutive year to receive this distinction.

As always, I am grateful to my friends at Microsoft, the MVP program in particular, as well as my many friends and acquaintances in the SQL Server community.  It’s… Read more

4 comments, 244 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2013

Re-awarded MVP status for 2013

I received notification that I have received the Microsoft MVP award for 2013, my fourth consecutive year to receive this distinction. As always, I am grateful to my friends at Microsoft, the MVP program in particular, as well as my many friends and acquaintances in the SQL Server community.  It’s…

Read more

2 comments, 326 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 January 2013