Category Archives: SSIS

Jumping from SSIS 2008 to SSIS 2012

Being a long-time SSIS 2008 developer, I have been working with SSIS 2012 for the past few months, and I wanted to jot down a quick guide for those of you also making the jump from SSIS 2008 to SSIS … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2012 does not support BI

UPDATE 3/6/13: VS 2012 now supports BI!  Check out Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 In the same vein as my post Watch out, Visual Studio 2010 does not support BI, Visual Studio 2012 does … Continue reading

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BIDS Helper 1.6 for SQL Server 2012 released

BIDS helper is Visual Studio add-in with features that extend and enhance the functionality of the SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 BI Development Studio, and now supports SQL Server 2012 (including tabular mode) and Visual Studio 2010 (SSDT).  Version 1.6 … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): SSIS Logging

In previous SSIS versions as the developer you were responsible for configuring all of your logging options, such as what events you were going to log, which containers you were going to collect logs for, and where you were going … Continue reading

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SSIS Community Tasks and Components

Do you know there are hundreds of additional tasks, tools, and components for SSIS, many which are free?  Why re-invent the wheel?  Take a look at this exhaustive list created by Todd McDermid on CodePlex: SSIS Community Tasks and Components.  It … Continue reading

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Buffer Size in SSIS

Behind the scenes in SSIS, the data flow engine uses a buffer-oriented architecture to efficiently load and manipulate datasets in memory.  The benefit of this in-memory processing is that you do not need to physically copy and stage data at … Continue reading

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Parallel execution in SSIS

Parallel execution in SSIS improves performance on computers that have multiple physical or logical processors.  To support parallel execution of different tasks in a package, SSIS uses two properties: MaxConcurrentExecutables and EngineThreads.  If you are like me, you probably did not … Continue reading

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Why does my SSIS package run slower in BIDS than DTEXEC?

If you have been creating SSIS packages in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) for any length of time, you have likely noticed that SSIS packages run slower in BIDS as opposed to running them in a SQL Server agent job … Continue reading

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SSIS – Can’t Enable/Disable within Data Flow Tab

This is my biggest gripe with SSIS: I have a data flow task, and within that I’m pulling data from multiple sources into multiple destinations, with a few performing data flow transformations.  While testing, I want to disable some of … Continue reading

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Preventing projects from deploying when debugging a SSIS package

This is a quick tip to help quickly solve a problem I run into sometimes, and now that I am writing a blog about it, will be able to solve it in no time (a big benefit of blogging is to never … Continue reading

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