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Using Parent Package Variables in Package Configurations

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Package configurations are now the prescribed way of being able to set values within your package from an outside source. One of the options for the source is Parent Package Variable. The name is perhaps a little misleading so this article is meant to guide you through this slight confusion and into using them. It also helps to explain a key concept in SQL Server Integration Services

2005-02-14

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Transactions in SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

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SQL Server 2005 no longer has DTS. Instead, the next evolution of ETL tools from Microsoft is Integration Services, with many enhancements and capabilities, far beyond what was available in SQL Server 2000 DTS. New author Jamie Thomson brings us a look at the transaction capabilities of SQLIS in Yukon.

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2007-02-02 (first published: )

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Easy Package Configuration

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One of the age old problems in DTS is moving packages between your development, test and production environments. Typically a series of manual edits needs to be done to all the packages to make sure that all the connection objects are pointing to the correct physical servers. This is time consuming and gives rise to the possibility of human error, particularly if the solution incorporates many DTS packages. Many companies have provided their own custom solutions for managing this problem but these are still workarounds for a problem that is inherently DTS's.

2004-12-14

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For Loop Container Samples

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One of the new tasks in SQL Server 2005 is the For Loop Container. In this article we will demonstrate a few simple examples of how this works. Firstly it is worth mentioning that the For Loop Container follows the same logic as most other loop mechanism you may have come across, in that it will continue to iterate whilst the loop test (EvalExpression) is true. There is a known issue with the EvalExpression description in the task UI being wrong at present. (SQL Server 2005 Beta 2).

2004-11-18

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File Inserter Transformation

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SQL Server 2005 has made it a lot easier for us to loop over a collection and with each iteration do something with the item retrieved. In this article we are going to show you how to iterate over a folder looking at the files within and doing something with those files. In this instance we will be entering the filename into a SQL Server table and we will then load the actual files we have just found into another SQL Server table. You will note here that there is still the need to load the file names into a table as an intermediate step just as we need to do in SQL Server 2000.

2004-11-17

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The Script Component(As A Transform)

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In this article we are going to assume a few things about the reader as we want to concentrate as much as possible on the Script Component itself and not the peripheral stuff
The things we will assume are:
* You are happy with adding a DataFlow task to the designer in Workflow
* You are happy to configure an OLEDB Source adapter
* You are comfortable with configuring mappings in the Destination adapter

2004-11-15

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Workflow Constraints (Logical OR)

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To do some of the stuff we wanted in SQL Server 2000 DTS we had put together some serious glue code and to be honest it wasn't pretty. One of the things that we used to have to do this way was if we wanted to implement using workflow constraints a Logical OR. Well that has changed and it is now really simple and this article is going to show you how to implement it.

2004-11-12

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