Executing Synchronously from DtExec

Five years ago, I wrote a blog post titled The SYNCHRONIZED SSIS Execution Parameter. Recently, I received a comment with a question: One way to execute SSIS packages stored in the SSIS Catalog from SQL Agent is to use the CmdExec job step type. As with all command-level access, please research security implications. Use a …
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Environment Properties Node for Catalog Browser

I’ve been working on SSIS Catalog Compare and its free counterpart┬áSSIS Catalog Browser. Earlier I added Folder and Project Properties nodes, more recently I added Environment Properties: Environments are… tricksy. Why? Because of broken references. I can hear some of you thinking,… “What’s a broken reference, Andy?” That’s an excellent question – I’m glad you …
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Folder and Project Properties Nodes for Catalog Browser

I’m happy to announce the addition of Folder Properties and Project Properties nodes to SSIS Catalog Browser, a free utility from DILM Suite that surfaces a unified view of the SSIS Catalog: As ever, the same functionality is available in SSIS Catalog Compare. Contact Enterprise Data & Analytics to learn more. Enjoy! :{> Need Help? …
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My Black Friday 2020 Sale is On!

Do you read my blog? Would you like to save money on Azure Data Factory and SSIS training (from me!) for a full year? For a limited time, you can save $4,000 (67%) on my Live ADF and SSIS Class Season Pass! Visit Enterprise Data & Analytics Training to view upcoming public course deliveries and …
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One Reason to Avoid SSISDB Backup and Restore

First, please do not misunderstand. You should back up SSISDB just like you back up all other databases – especially in Production. You should also conduct Disaster Recovery exercises in which you restore SSISDB from the latest backup, or avail yourself of Always On availability groups and / or Windows Server Failover Clustering. To demonstrate …
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Buy the Live Season Pass 01-14 Nov and Save

It’s that time of year again: Enterprise Data & Analytics kicks off the Black Friday Training Sale 13 Nov 2020 with a substantial discount – for two weeks only, 01-14 Nov 2020 – on our Live Season Pass. Sign up for the Live Season Pass and attend my SSIS and ADF training course deliveries for …
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View Azure Blob Storage Containers in SSMS

SQL Server Management Studio – SSMS – supports viewing the contents of Azure Blob Storage containers. Connect to a Azure Blob Storage Container To connect, open the latest version of SSMS, open Object Explorer, and click the Connect dropdown in the Object Explorer menu: Select “Azure Storage…” to start the connection process. The Connect to …
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Regarding Amazon Reviews

In a scene in History of the World, Part 1, Mel Brooks portrays a caveman painting and describes the scene as the “first artist.” He follows this scene with a non-flattering comment about the first art critic. Since the movie, made in 1981, is not longer appropriate (truth be told, it probably was inappropriate in …
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SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks is Available!

Kent Bradshaw and I are excited and honored to announce the release of our latest book, SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks: Building Metadata-Driven Frameworks with T-SQL, SSIS, and Azure Data Factory! Enjoy! :{> Need Help? Enterprise Data & Analytics delivers private training, can join your team to help implement your enterprise data warehouse solution, …
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