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

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SSRS: how to handle unavailability of service when datawarehouse is being rebuilt

We use SSIS to build datawarehouse (full Microsoft environment). This is legacy SSIS package that starts by truncating all tables in datawarehouse, run nightly. During this time, we restrict access ...
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Migrating from one SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to another

I just started a new dba job and have been given a new server and told to move everything from the old server to the new one, brand new windows and SQL Server installations. I know I have to transfer ...
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Splitting a large SQL Server MDF file

I have a large (1.2 terabyte) SQL Server database that I need to migrate to a new server. Most of the database lives on a single, 1.25 TB data file, and a little bit sits on a much-more-manageable 550 ...
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SQL server agent SSIS error

I get the following error when I execute my package as a SQL server agent job. It is an SSIS 2008 package running on a SQL Server 2008 instance. My package security is DontSaveSensitive. I don't ...
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Executing Child packages without using master package

I have many Fact and Dimension packages which are executed using vb script . Today one of my seniors proposed that these packages should be executed individually instead of creating a master package ...
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SSIS Data Flow Task Excel to SQL table NULL value will not work for small INT datatype

I have a package that imports excel data into a SQL table. One of the columns in the table is of "smallint" data type and it allows for nulls. The excel file column that has the data that is suppose ...
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Integration Services Catalogs - Version Description

In Integration Services Catalogs I can see what versions of a package/project are available and if necessary revert to an older version. On this dialog I see a field "description" however I found no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Conditional data flow task in SSIS

Brief Architecture: I am creating a SSIS package to generate Excel reports. There are different types of reports, So I have created a table to track each user request for report generation and ...
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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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Duplicate primary key in bulk insert after truncate in SQL Server 2008?

I'm using SSIS to dump data from my SQL Server 2008 prod database to flat files and then using bulk insert to load those flat files into the SQL Server 2008 dev database. The SSIS package is running a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Access denied when trying to run an agent job

Can someone please point me in the right direction. I keep getting the below error message when I try to run a job that executes a package I created and saved on the SQL Server. 12/03/2012 ...
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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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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 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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Can't use Fuzzy Lookup in BIDS

A coworker of mine was having an issue with BIDS. He's doing a simple fuzzy lookup and is only looking against two rows(For Testing Purposes). The weird thing is that when he tries to execute an ...
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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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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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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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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 to get OUTPUT $action, Inserted.*,Deleted.* records in In SSIS

I was just wondering, in MERGE in T-SQL, you can output the OUTPUT $action, Inserted.* and Deleted.* records. I want to ask how can I get OUTPUT $action, Inserted.*, Deleted.* records in SSIS?
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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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How can I get more information about which lookup failed in an SSIS lookup?

I'm frequently getting errors along the lines of Error: 0xC020901E at Build Test Data, Lookup ID String[120]: Row yielded no match during lookup. To resolve these, I'm going back to the source and ...