SQL Server Integration Services, an ETL tool sold by Microsoft and bundled with SQL Server versions since SQL Server 2005.

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Importing a large column (8000 chars) from Excel using SSIS

I'm trying to set up a regular import of an excel spreadsheet that we get from a vendor. I'm using SQL 2008 R2 SSIS to import it into a table. The problem connection manager is an OLE DB connection ...
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On-Demand Fuzzy Lookup

We've got a customers table (Who doesn't?), containing many records that are, from a business perspective, duplicates. I've been able to create an SSIS package to perform fuzzy grouping, and report on ...
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How do I determine if a SSIS transform is non-blocking, partially blocking, or fully blocking?

There are several blogs which claim to categorize SSIS Transforms into blocking (asynchronous), non-blocking(synchronous) and partially blocking(asynchronous). When looking into the specific ...
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Converting Non Unicode string to Unicode string SSIS

I am creating a package where I will be exporting data from a database into an empty excel file. When I added only the source and destination components and I ran the package I got a conversion error ...
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Logging Questions for SSIS 70-463

I have been looking at sample questions on logging for 70-463 exam. For the below, the answers given do not make sense to me. The first answer given does not even say how to implement logging. I ...
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SQL Server 2008 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade

One of our project is planning to upgrade from SQL Server 2008 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2. I would like to know from this community the suggestions on: Is there any configuration or any change ...
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Why SQL Server installs multiple services for AS and RS, but only one for IS?

When I install multiple SQL Server instances on a same computer, every instance gets its own SQL Server Service for Analysis Services and Reporting Services. But I get only one service for Integration ...
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How can I make sure the SQL Server query optimizer uses the exact tables in the query

I have a query running in SQL Server 2008: select count(*) from table1 join table2 on table1.col1 = table2.col2 In the data warehouse where this script runs, a table called thin_table1 is ...
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SQL Server Memory Issues

We have a SQL server that appears to be leaking memory. Memory consumption linearly increases over time until the server is completely out of memory, causing major performance issues. The SQL server ...
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Fixed length text file insert into SQL table

I am not a DBA on this one and I will not have access to BCP or anything like that. So I'm wondering if there is still a way to do it in SQL keeping it very basic. I have 100's of text files that ...
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How to specify a task in a SQL Server maintenance plan conditionally?

I have a weekly and nightly SQL Server Agent jobs executing a weekly and nightly maintenance plans, resp. These weekly (on Sunday) and nightly (on other 6 nights of the week) maintenance plans ...
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Replace column values?

I recently got into SSIS and haven't been able to find what I am trying to achieve anywhere on the web. I am trying to take some rows as input, and then replace one specific column's value with ...
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SSIS 2008 Package Configurations being ignored

With the change to package configurations in 2008 compared to 2005 when I specify /ConfigFile something.dtsConfig on the command line, variables defined in the package are keeping their design-time ...
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How can I search SQL Server for maintenance plans that execute specific tasks?

Sometimes certain SQL Server maintenance plan tasks can be problematic, like Shrink Database, Rebuild Index, Update Statistics, etc. I'd like to search for the use of one or more of these tasks on an ...
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Licensing standalone instance of SSIS

Basic background: I have an application on an app server (no MSSQL installed) that I want to allow to call an SSIS package. One Solution: One option seems to be that we can install just SSIS on the ...
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Simplest way to constrain an SSIS Execute Process Task

We have some complex SSIS packages, currently in SSIS 2005, that use Execute Process Task in order to call out to do some business logic. Some of these called programs are not as stable as one could ...
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SSIS hangs during For Each File enumeration

While debugging an SSIS package that loops over thousands of files, execution hangs with no errors and no failed tasks. Slightly simplified, the package does this: For Each File ...
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VLDB with large quantity of data file imports

I am a little out of my league with this scenario and hope this community can help get me on the right direction. I have recently been tasked with re-designing and implementing a database application ...
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How can I dynamically back up all SSAS databases on a given instance?

I want to dynamically back up all the databases on a given SSAS instance using a SQL Agent job (which would most likely involve executing an SSIS package). It is imperative that this is a dynamic ...
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Error trying to run SSIS Packages in SQL Server 2008 SQL Server Agent

I am trying to run a number of SQL Server 2008 stored procedures that are wrapped in SSIS packages consisting mainly of Execute SQL Tasks. They run fine in Visual Studio 2008 after deploying to a ...
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Why is this stored procedure for linked server job failing in SQL Server Agent?

I have this stored procedure that runs this code: This piece of code uses the MERGE Statement to update Local Tables form remote tables in an Access Database that is linked by LINKED Server in SQL ...
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Datawarehouse Design: Combined Date Time dimension vs. Separate Day and Time dimensions and timezones

We are just starting design for a new data warehouse and we're trying to design how our date and time dimensions will work. We need to be able to support multiple timezones (probably at least GMT, ...
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Inserting a new lookup value for the SSIS Lookup Transformation

This may be obvious, but I've been banging my head for a while... please point me in the direction of an article if there is one. I'm importing a series of Excel files into a SQL database. They will ...
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Export multiple tables among servers

We currently have an SSIS package that exports about 70 large tables nightly, with truncate and load at the destination. Our tables keep changing, we sometimes add some tables and remove some and ...
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SQL Calculation based on 'similar' rows within table

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2, building a fact table for SSAS. I can therefore accept solutions to this via either SQL query to SSIS task. Let's say I have a fact table that looks a little like this, ...
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Having trouble with Merge Join with SSIS

I am currently using Merge Join to perform an inner join on two sorted sets of data in SSIS. The problem I am having is that no records are being returned from the inner join. To troubleshoot I have ...
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SQL Agent Permissions - Job Level

We currently have an SQL Job that runs an SSIS package. The output of the package is required for a report. As a result, the application that can create the report on demand first tries to run the ...
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SSIS package blocks itself if uses TRUNCATE

There is an SSIS package with Required transaction on the package level and Supported on the tasks level. The main part of the package is deleting the data and inserting new data: Here the Delete ...
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SSIS Design consideration with object variables

I have an SSIS package for SQL Server 2008 R2. In the package I am required to work with an Access database (one to many) and iterate through it running validation checks with the data. The validation ...
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SQL Server 2012 catalog.executions to sysjobhistory - any way to join them?

I have exhausted my resources and can't find a foolproof way to join the ssisdb.catalog tables to the jobs that run them. Trying to write some custom sprocs to monitor my execution times and rows ...
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SSIS Script to split string into columns

I have a dataset (log file) with a number of columns; one of them is "Other-Data" below (unordered string) and need to parse the string to create the derived columns according the u value (U1, U2, U3, ...
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Permissions Dropped after Package Failed

I created a local db and then set up a one-off job to copy the live db to this new db. Or at least that's what I thought I'd done. The logs suggest that the job thought it had to create the db on live ...
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How do i Optimize/Improve ram while running a massive import into sql server [duplicate]

I currently am importing a massive database of around 180 million records with roughly 300+ columns. I am sure you are all aware this takes a very long time. I am using sql server on a windows server ...
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Why does my procedure run slowly until I update statistics? [duplicate]

I am using a SQL 2008 database (not R2 sadly but have also tested this on an R2 database server) and have an ELT process running. Data is extracted from source and loaded to staging tables in the ...
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Why is the “The package can not be saved to the file system since its protection level is server storage” error?

When I execute dtutil /sourceserver localhost /SQL "\Maintenance Plans\MaintenancePlan_daily" /copy file;.\MaintenancePlan_daily.dtsx from the answer to my question "Any way to ...
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SSIS Recordset Destination error

I have an SSIS package targeted at SQL Server 2012. I have it deployed into the Stored Packages in Integration Services and then have a SQL Server Agent job which executes it. The first part of the ...
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SSIS Row Count: Getting a null variable error where there is clearly a selected variable

Validation error. Build Files Count VIE [245]: The variable "(null)" specified by VariableName property is not a valid variable. Need a valid variable name to write to. From what I can tell, this ...
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SQL Analysis Services - SSAS

Do you know what the best practices would be regarding SSAS and having real-time reports. I am not sure if we should be pulling data off our live database or using SSIS to move data periodically to a ...
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How can I change the number of @schedule_uid=N'????' to re-create a SQL Server Agent Job?

I have a SQL Server 2005 job in the SQL-Server Agent Jobs that I need to move/transfer to another updated SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. I was able to script it out and then use it as a new query window ...
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Will SSIS 2012 work with SQL Server 2008R2 (not integrated)

Our company has SQL Server 2008R2 and plans to upgrade to 2012 in late 2013 or early 2014. I would like to use SSIS 2012 now as we do have the software. We have a company policy where we cannot run ...
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SQL Server imports data in wrong charset with SSIS

I have a flat file which I am importing into a SQL Server table using a SSIS package. The code page is set to 65001. However, when I run a SELECT * FROM tableName the data appears mangled. For ...
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Running an SSIS package without the SSIS service installed

On a SQL Server 2005 instance in our DMZ, we have BIDS installed but not the SSIS service. If I have an SSIS package on that server, can I still schedule to run it without SSIS service? I tried ...
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Allow non-sys admin, non-owner of a job to execute it

I have a job that runs an SSIS package. Currently the owner is a proxy account. I can run the job manually from a sys-admin account. Our web service logs in using a limited account. It needs to ...
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Table data transfer using SSIS and triggers on destination table

I'm a novoice in db operations. SQL Server 2008 R2 is the database I'm using. I need to move selected rows from a staging database table to production database table. I'm using SSIS package to do ...
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Using SSIS to get record counts for tables that may not exist

I have an SSIS package that executes simple queries against a list of servers. I am having an issue with one particular simple query: If a table exists, get the rowcount. Otherwise report "not ...
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Can I downgrade SSIS packages to run on older version of SQL

We have some new SQL 2008 SSIS jobs that were recently developed, mostly to do some simple flat-file loading and targeting a set of tables on a 2008 server. As it turns out, they may have to run on a ...
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ssis convert ddmonyyyy dd/mm/yyyy

Hi guys trying to convert 16JAN2014 --> 16/01/2014. Any ideas??? i'm trying to avoid the horrendous expression of ? JAN : 1 ? FEB : 2 etc. etc. SSMS will quite happily do SELECT MONTH('16JAN2014') ...
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SSIS Rollback Package

I have several data flow tasks in my package that depend on other data flow tasks. For testing reasons I want to run the entire package and then roll it back after it completes. How do I do it?
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Pull Access schema into a SQL Server table

We had an assembly that used to pull a list of tables and their columns from an Access database and place the listing into a SQL Server table for later use. For various reasons the assembly is no ...
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Data migration between databases in the same instance

I have two almost identical (structurally) databases: Documents DocumentsOld The original database existed before table partitioning was available, so the solution they found was to create the ...