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Encrypt/Decrypt output & input for SSIS task

I use SSIS packages to output the data from one system as Comma Separated Values, and then import that same data into a second system. I have a new requirement to encrypt the CSV text files that are ...
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Advice on how to approach data cleaning & importing

I am importing and cleaning data from a datasource that have records like this: The data needs sorting and rearranging based on the Event Type. The destination schema would be something like ...
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moving data from one db to another using SSIS

I am very new to SSIS and need to work out how to setup a transfer from table A database A to table B database B. table A contains many more fields than I need in table B, so the process needs SQL ...
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Running SSIS from a different server than the primary database instance

We currently have a single SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package that performs an extract-transfer-load (ETL) process to move some data from SQL Server to DB2. On the current production ...
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Moving data from Oracle to SQL Server : Table size optimization

I am loading data using SSIS from Oracle to an SQL Server database. One table I moved had a size of 4 MB under Oracle but when loaded to SQL Server, the size grows to 7.96 MB! I analyzed the size ...
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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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Where can I get information about AcquireConnection call?

I have a dtsx package that fails to run. When I turn on logging I get: The AcquireConnection method call to the connection manager "MY_DSN" failed with error code 0xC0202009. MY_DSN is a ...
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SSIS data transfers between two remote servers

Let's say I have three servers, ServerA, ServerB, and ServerC. ServerA has the production database, ServerB has the staging database, and ServerC has the data warehouse. I've created an SSIS package ...
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SSMS 32bit can't connect SSIS 64bit

I can't find the solution and searching for info doesn't give desired results Environment: Server: W2K8 EE 64 bit + MSSQL SE 2K8 R2 64 bit Client: Windows XP Prof 32 bit Using SSMS on client ...
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SSIS: “The buffer manager cannot write 8 bytes to file”

We have about 60 or more SSAS cubes on one server. All the cubes have the same structure. Each cube has a different size because each cube has a different underlying data warehouse. However the schema ...
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How do I run a SQL Server 2005 job on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 and SQL Server 2005 Version 9.00.1399. I can successfully create an SSIS Package, however I am unable to execute it successfully as a scheduled job. When I run the job, SQL Agent ...
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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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Does surrogate key assignment for a fact table require that the source data has natural keys?

Let's say I have a simple OLTP database with orders, products, and customers: And from it, I am building a data mart with an orders fact table, product dimension, customer dimension, and date ...
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What is a “Reporting Task for Subplan” task in SSIS, and how can I create one?

I'm trying to script a daily full backup to a job using an SSIS package. I've inherited several databases from a previous DBA, and I'm trying to emulate the ones he made in order to be consistent. ...
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SQL server job deployment

I have a SQL server job which has got different steps, including running a SSIS package. Currently it is on my pc (my local instance). I should deploy it to UAT and assume some steps need to be ...
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Passing values to variables defined in SSIS package at run time

I need to pass values to the variables in a SSIS package at run time. Obviously it is not practical to open BIDS and set a variable every time the package needs to be run. We run it on SQL Server 2008 ...
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Performance comparison in ways a SSIS package can be run

I'm wondering if there is any difference in performance of a SSIS package if it runs using SQL Server job, vs running using DTEXECUI.EXE Utility or running in BIDS? Also if the target database in on ...
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Using SQL Profiler on SSIS package

Is it possible to use SQL Server Profiler to trace a running SSIS package? I tried to do that, but all I can see in the trace is executing dp_sqlagent_... and the other internal commands! None of the ...
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Doing a comparison on two csv files with no Primary Key

I'm wondering if in SSIS there is a way to compare two csv files(with the same structure) with no reference key to make a record unique. To give you a better picture from what I mean; In initial load ...
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Export SQL Server varbinary field to string using Visual Basic script in SSIS?

I'm using SSIS to export data from a set of tables to flat files. The export is running great except for one table with a varbinary field. The export is running a Visual Basic script task to load the ...
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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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Is there a way to do data export from Amazon Web Services RDS for SQL Server to On-Premises SQL Server?

We have a large Amazon Web Services RDS for SQL Server instance and we would like to do incremental data transfers from RDS to On-Premesis SQL Server on a regular basis. The On-prem server will be ...
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Create SSIS package to copy data between SQL Server 2008 installs on different machines?

I'm new to the whole SSIS world. I'm trying to create a process to copy data between SQL Server 2008 environments. I want to be able to run a job to export data from my prod database and then use that ...
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Error Authenticating Proxy Account when Executing SSIS job

I have a SQL Server instance that runs 5 scheduled tasks each night, each of which run SSIS packages. These packages have been running for years and the associated steps run via a Proxy Account ...
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SSIS transfer SQL server objects task -> Foreign key constraint error

I try to copy a database from 1 server to the other to build a staging environment. I do this with SSID. First I delete the existing database on my staging server, create a new and empty one and then ...
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SSIS Lookup Component Irregularities

I'm seeing odd behaviour in a dataflow with a lookup operation. If I select 'full cache' mode, some portion of the lookups are failing and I have no explanation why. 'No Cache' works correctly, as ...
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Non-English characters are not imported using SSIS or Visual Studio Deploy

I'm having problems with importing data into a SQL Server 2008 database. If I execute the following statement in SSMS, it works fine. INSERT INTO [dbo].[ObjectiveRatingTranslation] ( ...
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uninstalling SSRS and SSIS from clustered SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

Due to the security recommendation, i will need to uninstall the unused SSRS and SSIS component from a production cluster SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, so what is the caveats and what do I require to do to ...
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SSIS - Derive column values based on join/subselect from a non-table source

I have a flat file source that contains a lot of duplicate records, which have the same key fields but differ by their "changed date". I need to split this up into two outputs, one for the "latest" ...
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Is there a way to use a SQL Server 2000 database in SSIS 2012?

I just got my first chance to install SQL Server 2012 on a test machine. I also installed all of the management and Visual Studios components. I created a copy of one of my SSIS 2008 packages and ...
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How do I handle importing high amounts of transaction data into application DB?

For the moment, this is a hypothetical question. I've got a database that has a high level of transactional data coming into it. I also have a database that supports my website (my application ...
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SSIS PL/SQL task hangs with message “Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors.”

I've configured a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SSIS package with an Execute SQL Task to run a PL/SQL query on an Oracle 10.2 database. The Execute SQL Task (named "SQL Update MY_STATUS flag") is ...
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use variable table in OLE DB source

I try to export data to a flat file from OLE DB source. Here is what I do under OLE DB source editor. In SQL command Text: declare @t table (customerid varchar(100),[enrollment_Date] ...
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ssis delete database on error

I'm writing an ssis package that imports a number of access databases nightly. Each database has the potential to have a slightly different schema. Since I'm creating the tables than doing a direct ...
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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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SSIS ETL Question/Option

In our current prod environment, when the ETL launches, it first checks an environmental variable at the OS level which tells it where the "config" database and table is for it to get the necessary ...
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Can I export a maintenance plan without using Integration Services?

I'm trying to export a simple maintenance plan from an SQL Server instance. I want to check the export into source control, and apply the exported maintenance plan to functionally identical ...
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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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how to use database mail from SSIS

I try to use gmail in database mail. I have no problem to send out email from it. But how I can configure my send mail task to send out email by using database mail. Thanks
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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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Silent truncation of last character when using SSIS with Oracle

I am using SSIS to export data from an Oracle database. Sometimes when I export a VARCHAR2 column to NVARCHAR the last character gets truncated (silently). It's completely random as far as I can tell. ...
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Running an SSIS package owned by a domain user from SQL Server running on a local service account

I want to run an SSIS package containing Transfer SQL Server Objects tasks. The involved servers are on the same domain, but the SQL Server services are running on local service accounts. So the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Jet OLEDB driver refuses to open a linked table where the original has a lock - any way to force this?

I have a requirement to read reference data from several access databases for an ETL job. The data owners have produced a file with a series of linked tables that consolidates them all into one ...
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How to load more than one MS-Access-db tables with data in SQL-Server-DB

I'm just getting into SQL-server 2008 R2 ssis, so forgive me if this is a basic question. I'm building an application using integration service. One of my computer folders contains more than one ...
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SSIS SQL Server 2008 errors

I just want to know how to import data from source to SQL Server 2008 database using SSIS. I have a simple txt file (actually it's from this blog : ...
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SSIS error Property BackupDirectory is not available for Settings

I am trying to edit the SSIS Back Up Database Task And it gives the folowing error Property BackupDirectory is not available for Settings 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Settings'. This ...
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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 ...