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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Running SSIS package from SQL Agent job owned by a non-sysadmin domain user

I have two SSIS packages that run scheduled overnight (via SQL Server Agent) as part of a larger SSIS deployment, without any issues. Everything is using Windows authentication, and the scheduled job ...
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How to implement a Set based algorithm/UDF

I have an algorithm that I need to run against every row in a table with 800K rows and 38 columns. The algorithm is implemented in VBA and does a bunch of math using values from some columns to ...
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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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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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Executing SSIS Package from a sproc with different user privileges

I'm having issues with allowing my users to execute SSIS Packages in a reasonable manner due to varying levels of privilege required. The Scenario We've created a data warehouse, with two different ...
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SSDT Schema Compare doesn't work while a BULK INSERT is in progress

I'm working at a large ETL and DW project where we use TFS/source control together with both SSIS and SSDT. Today, I found out that while an SSIS package is performing a BULK INSERT into a database ...
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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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Avoiding “Row by row” fetch method when dealing with source LOB columns

I have a legacy PostgreSQL database source (ODBC) that I'm attempting to migrate to new SQL Server schema using SSIS. I'm getting a warning saying: 'Row by Row' fetch method is enforced because ...
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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 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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Problem creating a transaction in an SSIS package

I'm working on a package that needs to use a transaction but I'm currently getting the following error: SSIS package "CATS-Package.dtsx" starting. Information: 0x4004300A at Data Flow Task, ...
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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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Is it possible to develop a SSIS with a SQL Server Evaluation Version

We are thinking about buying an SQL Standard Server for implementing an ETL via SSIS. Since it is very expensive for us I would like to test developing SSIS Packages on a free version. Since the ...
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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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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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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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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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SSIS Script Component - How to modify the Output0Buffer

I've a script component which accepts records from SQL Azure database table. The script then invokes a web service, which returns the number of failed and success records. For all the records, I ...
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SQL Server 2014 - how to query SSISDB to find out the errors in the packages?

I have seen this question SSIS 2012 - How to Query Currently Running Packages in T-SQL? It gives me the following script: SELECT E.execution_id , E.folder_name , E.project_name , ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assiging stored procedure results to SSIS variable

I am trying to get the value from a stored procedure into an SSIS variable, and then testing to see if two SSIS tasks can work if I added an expression. So for an example, I am trying to use this ...
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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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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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Error: “To run a ssis package outside of sql server data tools you must install [send successful email] of Integration Services or higher.”

NOTE that the title of this qusetion is a verbatim error message specific to this user. The error message illustrates a bug in the dtexec application, which substitutes a user variable into the error ...
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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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SQL Server: Unable to save import export package, but am on Standard Edition

I am confused. Issue: SSIS ("SQL Server Import Export Wizard") should let me build a data import package and save it to a file, for easy re-running (converting to a task, etc.). I want to save a ...
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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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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 a ...
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Allow non-sysadmin, non-owner of a SQL Server Agent 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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sql server max memory includes SSIS?

I have installed 2 instances of sql server plus SSIS on the following server. Note the amount of RAM is nearly 384 GB And this is the max and min memory settings that I have applied to my 2 ...
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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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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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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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How can I restrict the version of the target DB instance in a SSIS package?

How can I restrict an SSIS Package to only execute on SQL Server 2012? Is there a built-in way to do this (metadata?), or do I need to do a query? (Possibly belongs in a new question): I can get ...
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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 ...