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

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“Access is denied” when connecting SSMS to Integration Services

I receive the following error when attempting to connect SSMS to Integration Services using a particular SQL Server cluster's network name: Connecting to Integration Services service on the ...
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To maximize DB performance, which commands should be run after loading large amounts of data into SQL Server 2008 via SSIS

I have written an SSIS package to load test data into an empty database. Some of the tables are very large (~700 million rows). Once the SSIS package has completed are there any commands I should run ...
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SSIS 2012 Create environment variable fails

I'm working a script to port an Environment from one server to another. I am running into an issue calling catalog.create_environment_variable wherein I get the error "The data type of the input value ...
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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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SSIS organization

I'm familiar with SSMS, but I've never used .net, c# or visual studio (been doing other things: Assembler, c, unix, vi, oracle, etc). I'm trying to figure out basic 2012 SSIS ETL (no BI or data ...
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In SSIS 2012, what is the purpose of flagging a package as an “Entry Point” package

In the Visual Studio designer you can right click on a SSIS package and designate it as an "Entry Point" package" Doing a search I found this page on MSDN which states: The value of 1 signifies ...
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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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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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Find material for improvement in Microsoft BI

Which websites, books etc. can you recommend me to improve my basic knowledge in Microsoft Business Intelligence 2008, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS? Please remember that I'm a newbie in technical BI tool. If ...
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Duplicate database and keep it up to date - Replication or SSIS?

I would like to duplicate a database, on the same server, and keep it up to date either by running a scheduled service once a day or having SQL Server 2008 take care of this internally. We don't need ...
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Data Flow Task Produces No Rows with Declare Statement

I have a SSIS package that is doing a simple SELECT statement and then loading into a table. I have anonymized the sql statement which should be painfully obvious when you look at the table name. I ...
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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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Why is SSIS slow to enumerate over many files in a directory and import them?

I have a terribly slow SSIS package. It's quite fast with one file, and reasonably fast with 100 files or fewer. (About one second per file) However, if my directory has thousands of (very small) ...
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Turning on TF610 in SSIS

I have a simple SSIS package that loads a dummy file that contains 100000 rows. Each row is around 4k long, one int column and one long text column. I'm trying to test TF610 when loading this data ...
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Relating ExecutionInstanceGUID to the SSISDB

The 2012 release of SQL Server Integration Services, SSIS, has delivered an SSISDB catalog which tracks the operations of packages (among other things). The default package execution for solutions ...
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SSIS File System Task Copy File Could not find part of the path error

I have created an SSIS package that uses a File Systen Task (copy) that copies a file from 1 folder to another. The package runs fine when I run it from my local computer but when I import the package ...
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Timeout expired error while using copy database wizard

Microsoft made me believe that SQL Server 2012 Copy Database Wizard is the most optimal way of copying a SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2012. After struggling a few hours, I was able to get ...
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Duplicating some rows of a data flow in SSIS

I have a data flow to migrate data from an old database to a new one. The old design had all the data and historical information (changes) stored in a single table with a "version" (incrementing ...
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OLE DB Sybase Connection Failing

I have a connection to a Sybase database which we stage in a SQL Server 2008R2 database. I can connect the the database and the connection tests out fine. I am using an OLE DB source with a Sybase ...
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DTUTIL performance slower in SQL Server 2012?

We've noticed that since deploying Windows 2012/SQL Server 2012, the performance of DTUTIL has decreased. DTUTIL.exe consumes 50% on each of 2 cores on an 8 GB VM. The same syntax against Win 2008 ...
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SSIS Validation slow. OLTP OLAP running on same server

I have four identical servers 2 are used in production and the other two are demo machines/emergency fail over boxes. The more powerful machine a 16 core 127 gigs of Ram hosts both our Datawarehouse ...
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ETL: extracting from 200 tables - SSIS data flow or custom T-SQL?

Based on my analysis, a complete dimensional model for our data warehouse will require extraction from over 200 source tables. Some of these tables will be extracted as part of an incremental load and ...
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SSIS flat file manager - skips the last record

I've a a flat file which is pipe delimited as shown below: header|header2 abc|abcdef abc|abcdef When I create a package on a 64 bit machine it always drops the last record. But on preview it shows ...
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How to specify a SQL Server maintenance plan subtask to run unconditionally on success or failure of preceding tasks?

I am having a (rather standard) daily maintenance plan created with SQL Server Management Studio Maintenance Plan Wizard. AFAIU, the penultimate task "Back Up Database Task" will be executed ...
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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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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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Calling a .NET method in a SQL Server script

In the data migration process, I need to convert some columns values form the source system before writing to the target table. I've been provided with a Csharp code which reads a string and do the ...
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Migrate DTS Jobs to 2008 Server

We have been running SQL Server 2000 for years. Finally, at long last, we have an SQL 2008 Server being shipped in. We have many DTS jobs on our SQL 2000 Server that need to be migrated to the SQL ...
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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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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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SSIS package with BULK data load

I analyzed a C# program over the weekend for a customer that basically does the following: Truncate Table Fetch Data (source on these is either remote database or local database where job runs) ...
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SSIS keeps force changing excel source string to float

There is a column in Excel that is supposed to be text, but SSIS sees numeric text there and automatically makes it double-precision float [DT_R8]. I can change it manually in the Output branch's ...
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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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SSIS Data Flow Error Output runs all the time

I've a SSIS Data Flow Task. Within which i've souce flat file and OLEDB destination. I've an error output sent to redirect row on OLEDB Destination. The problem is that the redirect row always run ...
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How can I make my SSIS process consume more resources and run faster?

I have a daily ETL process in SSIS that builds my warehouse so we can provide day-over-day reports. I have two servers - one for SSIS and the other for the SQL Server Database. The SSIS server ...
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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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Deleting Rows is Increasing Index Size

We have a very large table in a SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard server which I am archiving rows by copying them into another database on a separate disk and then deleting them from the original table ...
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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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Stopping SQL Server Agent: Effect on runnings jobs

On a server with MS SQL Server 2008 installed, we use the SQL Server Agent to schedule a large amount of SSIS-packages, all with unique schedules throughout the day. Now and then, the server needs to ...
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Can I connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 database from SSIS 2012?

I need to redevelop an ETL process and I'm evaluating options. I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 database, and SSIS 2008 will take too long to develop and test the required packages. I understand that ...
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SSIS how to parse column with erratic data

I have a question on how to parse out a column and hoping a SSIS/Database guru can help out :) Here is the problem. I have a column saved as a string/varchar format in SQL Server, and need to parse ...
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Why does my procedure run slowly until I update statistics?

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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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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Error using an Execute SQL script to load a date variable in SSIS

I'm trying to populate a variable using an Execute SQL task in SSIS. The table structure is as follows: CREATE TABLE BuildControl (Id INT NOT NULL Identity, BuildDate Date, Country char(2), ...
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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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Convert SQL Server 2012 SSIS package to 2008

I've created a few SSIS packages in SQL Server 2012 that I need to run on SQL Server 2008. I've been told that it is impossible in their current state. Is there a way to convert the 2012 packages to ...
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What is the safest way to run SSIS on Multiple Named SQL Server Instances?

I have an Active/Active SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. There are two named instances on each node and no default instance. I need to deploy SSIS packages to the different instances. To do this, I ...
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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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best ETL design to transfer transaction tables records into the data-warehouse

I have 2 type of tables to populate the data-warehouse with every day, lookup tables or configuration tables with few 100s records, and thats easy where i just truncate and refill the table. but for ...
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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 ...