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Building Custom Tasks for SSIS Second Edition Errata, Chapters 1-9

Things change. Things change in software. Things change regularly in software. If you take nothing else away from this post, please take those nuggets of wisdom. Last week, my latest book – titled Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services: The Power of .NET for ETL for SQL Server 2019 and Beyond, (Second Edition) was …
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SSIS Framework Manager CE Version 0.3 is Available

I made a few more changes to SSIS Framework Manager CE (Community Edition). The latest change is to add fields to specify the Database and Schema names. A customer shared that their enterprise considers the SSIS Catalog database – SSISDB – a system database (which I totally understand). At their request, I built a new collection of …
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SSIS and the Future – December 2020 Edition

My friend, Sandy Winarko, recently published a fantastic summary of the efforts of the Microsoft SSIS Team to mitigate friction for enterprises seeking to lift and shift SSIS workloads to Azure. In my humble opinion, their work is outstanding. Looking In From the Outside As we say in Farmville Virginia, “Data integration and I go …
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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 SSIS 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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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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