Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005

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After reading this book you will be able to:

  • Understand the Visual Studio 2005’s IDE as related to SSIS
  • Work with single and multiple tasks; working with more than 20 different tasks.
  • Connect to Microsoft Access, Flat Files, Excel Spread Sheets and third party vendor product
  • Link data source and data destination to a task
  • Send emails and ftp files
  • Transform data from a source going to a destination
  • Use the scripting support that the IDE provides
  • Monitor the data as it is being transported also new in SQL 2005 Server
  • Learn tasks such as web service and XML, which are new in SQL Server 2005
  • Understand how to use and handle events

Chapter-by-Chapter

In Chapter 1, you will learn the various roles played by SSIS in the enterprise business. You will also learn about the various objects used in SSIS, most importantly the Package object; the Control Flow Elements; the Data Flow Components; the Event Handlers and other miscellaneous features of the VS 2005 IDE.

In Chapter 2, you will learn how to create your first business intelligence project for SSIS using the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. You will be introduced to the many windows that are used by SSIS specifically and a few other windows of the VS 2005 IDE used for projects and solutions. The hands-on at the end of the chapter helps you to examine on your own the key features of the IDE as well as how you may retrieve a VS 2005 created package using the SQL Server 2005 Management Studio.

In Chapter 3 you will learn how to send a mail by creating the Send Mail Task using the SMTP server that you can access. If you are not sure about your SMTP Server you may find that Hands-on Exercise 2 give you a better understanding of how to access the SMTP server.

In Chapter 4 you will learn how to create a SSIS package that transfers a table on your SQL Server 2005 to a flat file on your C: drive. You will also learn how to work with the Connection Managers that is so essential for data transformation tasks,

In Chapter 5 you will learn how to create a SSIS package that transfers a table on your SQL Server 2005 database to an Excel spread sheet. You will also learn how to connect to an Excel data destination.

In Chapter 6 you will create a package that transfers data from a table on your SQL Server 2005 to an MS Access Database. You will learn how to work with the Data Viewer that monitors the data flow.
 
In Chapter 7 you will create a package that uses the Bulk Insert Task to transfer data in a text file on your computer to a table in the SQL Server 2005. You will also learn about creating a table on your SQL Server 2005 using the Management Console.

In Chapter 8 you will create a package that conditionally splits the data from a SQL Server 2005 query and send them to multiple destinations. You will also learn to work with Recordset Destination, an in-memory ADO Recordset Object and use it to display the results of data splitting. Additionally you will learn about using Variables in an SSIS Package.

In Chapter 9 you will create a package that can aggregate data from a database using the Aggregate data Transformation. You will extract data from a SQL Server 2005 and load it in to a Recordset Object to review the aggregated results.

In Chapter 10 you will create a package that converts the data extracted from an Excel spread sheet source before loading it into a MS Access Database. You will also learn how to direct the data that is not accepted by the destination to another destination using the errors in data transformation.

In Chapter 11 you will create a package that shows you how to work with the XML Task. You will learn how to find differences between two XML files as well as applying XSLT (Transformation) to convert an XML file to an HTML file.

In Chapter 12 you will learn how to work with the various options of a File System Object and how to use a precedence constraint that orders the tasks before executing the Package. You will learn how to copy a file from one location on your computer to another.

In Chapter 13 you will learn how to copy a table on an Oracle 10G XE database to a database on the SQL Server 2005. You will also learn how to install an Oracle 10G XE server and work with its database objects.

In Chapter 14 you will create a package that returns the value returned by accessing a web service task. You will also learn how to create a web service task in Visual studio 2005.

In Chapter 15 you will create a package that uses a Transfer Database task from one SQL Serer to another SQL Server (a different version). You will also learn how to access a SQL Server database on a network node.

In Chapter 16 you will create a package that uses event handlers and you will be learning about OnError and on OnPostExecute events. You will also learn about the ExecuteSQL Task as well as the Execute Process Task.

In Chapter 17 you will create a package for transferring files using the File Transfer task. You will learn to work with both a local FTP site as well as remote FTP site.

In Chapter 18 you will create a package using the ActiveX Script Task. You will have access to a fully commented code to help you along. You will be using this task to work with a word document; SQL Server Management Objects; and an internet browser object.

In Chapter 19 you will learn about the Script Task by creating packages that you use to interact with your file system as well your SQL Server 2005 for a variety tasks such as from making a simple calculation to retrieving data sets and loading into text files.

In Chapter 20 you will create a package that uses a Management Plan Task to backup a database on your SQL Server 2005. You will also get a general understanding of the Management Plan tasks.

About


Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a comprehensive ETL tool that made its debut with SQL Server 2005. It is a tool tightly integrated with the Visual Studio 2005 having all the functionalities that its forerunner DTS (Data Transformation Services) had in SQL Server 2000. This does not mean that it is just an improvement over DTS but a product which is totally different with a vastly improved interface; an extensible architecture; an enlarged tool set; ease of integration with other SQL Server Tools such as Analysis Services; capable of supporting connectivity with third party databases and bringing into a central location many database management tasks.

The Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005 provides you with the basic knowledge that you should have before you move on to more advanced ETL [Extraction, Transformation, and Loading]. The book will also provide you with a comprehensive description of the many designer windows that you may encounter while working with the designer.

This guide provides you with the blocks to build a complete package. It describes each block using examples as well as detailing the nuts and bolts that hold the blocks in place. The majority of SSIS tasks are covered in this book, which are described in full in the summary of Table of Contents. You will start building packages right from Chapter 2 and continue on to Chapter 20 gathering and building upon your knowledge in each step.

 

 

Features

 

  • Environment set up for Visual Studio 2005 with respect to SSIS and multiple tasking
  • Connect to Microsoft Access, Text Files, Excel Spread Sheets
  • Transform data from a source going to a destination
  • Use the scripting support that the IDE provides and event handling
  • Learn about tasks such as web service and XML, which are new in SQL Server 2005
  • Read: Chapter 13 [PDF 2.9 MB] | Table of Contents
  • Available as an eBook to download immediately

 

Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781847193315
Date Of Publication 30 Dec 2007

Authors

Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Jayaram Krishnaswamy studied at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore India and Madras University in India and taught at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. He went to Japan on a Japanese Ministry of Education Research scholarship to complete his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Sydney University in Australia; a Government of India Senior Scientific Officer at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur; a Visiting Scientist at the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in the Netherlands; a visiting Professor of Physics at the Federal University in Brazil; an Associate Research Scientist at a government laboratory in São Jose dos Campos in São Paulo, Brazil; a visiting scientist at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada before coming to USA in 1985. He has also taught and worked at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation on a number of projects related to high energy electron accelerators and Free Electron Lasers. These projects were undertaken at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island and in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He has over 80 publications in refereed and non-refereed publications and 8 issued patents. He is fluent in Japanese and Portuguese and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

He has been working in IT-related fields since 1997. He was once a Microsoft Certified Trainer in Networking and a Siebel Certified developer. He has worked with several IT related companies, such as the Butler International in their Siebel practice, with several IBM sub-contractors and smaller companies. Presently he is active in writing technical articles in the IT field to many online sites such as http://CodeProject.com, http://APSFree.com, http://DevShed.com, http://DevArticles.com, http://OfficeUsers.org, http://ASPAlliance.com, Egghead Café, http://SSWUG.org, Packt Article Network, http://databasedev.co.uk, http://cimaware.com, and many others. Between 2006 and 2010 he wrote more than 400 articles mostly related to database and web related technologies covering Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, ColdFusion, Sun, and other vendor products.

He has written four books all published by Packt related to Microsoft Database and Application Development: SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005, Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2008, Microsoft SQL Azure; Enterprise Application Development, and Microsoft Visual Studio Lightswitch Business Application Development. He regularly writes for his four blogs on Blogger; http://Hodentek.blogspot.com, http://HodentekHelp.blogspot.com, http://HodentekMobile.blogspot.com, and http://HodentekMSSS.blogspot.com. He received the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award.

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