Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Integration Services (SSIS): Getting Started with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Using SSIS

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10+ Hours of Video Instruction

Get up and running in designing, and implementing ETL solutions using SSIS 2016.


Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes have become a necessity in IT today. Being able to move data from one place to another has become a cornerstone in just about every company worldwide. SQL Server 2016 provides Integration Services (SSIS) that allow database administrators (DBAs) and developers alike to create and deploy advanced ETL packages to leverage the data within their organizations.

Whether a company has a one-time data copy or a large ETL process to design, they want to be able to complete their work as easily as possible. With SSIS now being included with the SQL Server platform, it is one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods available to a shop running SQL Server.

IT shops can have hundreds of software developers, all running and developing applications for SQL Server. In addition, hundreds of third-party applications use SQL Server for storage. All this data, sooner or later, will require that companies be able to consolidate and analyze it. Familiarity with an ETL tool will become an absolute necessity when data needs to be moved for consolidation, reporting, and data mining.

Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Integration Services (SSIS) LiveLessons covers the basic building blocks of SSIS. Topics include design best practices, control flows, data flows, and deployment and scheduling of packages.

About the Instructor

Eric Johnson (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD) is co-founder of Consortio Services, and the company’s primary Database Technologies Consultant. His background in information technology is diverse‚Äîranging from operating systems and hardware, specialized applications and development, to a fair amount of work on networks. Since IT is really just a way to support business processes, he also acquired an MBA. Eric has almost 20 years of IT experience, with a good number of those dedicated to working with Microsoft SQL Server. Eric has managed and designed databases of all shapes and sizes, and has delivered numerous SQL Server training classes and webcasts, as well as presentations at national technology conferences. He also does a good deal of writing, including the four-part series "Tour de SQL" published in Redmond magazine, and the book A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server (Addison-Wesley, 2008). Look for Eric's other LiveLessons video training, including SQL Server 2016 Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons and SQL Server Replication Fundamentals LiveLessons.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Topics Covered

Fully updated for SQL Server 2016, this LiveLessons will help you:
  • Learn about SSIS data tools and control flows
  • Produce better packages for data manipulation
  • Gain an understanding of crucial topics like package deployment and configuration management
  • Acquire the basics needed in order to maintain existing SSIS packages
  • Achieve an understanding of all the programmability objects in SSIS and the use of each
  • Attain an understanding of ETL process and how to best go about accessing and manipulating data

Who Should Take this Course?
  • Any developer or admin who has needs to move data between different data sources and manipulate that data in flight.
  • Also a good study resource for IT professionals pursuing Microsoft SQL Certification.
Course Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of SQL Server or another database management system.
  • An understanding of basic data storage and design terminology is also helpful.
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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. SQL Server 2016 Integration Services: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: SSIS Overview
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Understand SQL Server data tools
    3. 1.2 Use connection manager
    4. 1.3 Understand SSIS control flows
    5. 1.4 Understand SSIS data flows
  3. Lesson 2: Control Flow Basics
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Configure the execute process task
    3. 2.2 Use the expression task
    4. 2.3 Create file system tasks
    5. 2.4 Configure the FTP task
    6. 2.5 Code with the script task
    7. 2.6 Send e-mail with the send mail task
    8. 2.7 Implement for loop containers
    9. 2.8 Use the foreach loop container
    10. 2.9 Configure sequence containers
    11. 2.10 Use precedence constraints
  4. Lesson 3: Data Flow—Sources and Destinations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Understand data flow sources
    3. 3.2 Connect to the OLE DB and ADO .NET sources
    4. 3.3 Use the ODBC source
    5. 3.4 Configure a flat file source
    6. 3.5 Work with the Excel source
    7. 3.6 Use the source assistant
    8. 3.7 Understand data flow destinations
    9. 3.8 Configure SQL Server and OLE DB destinations
    10. 3.9 Understand the ODBC destination
    11. 3.10 Use the flat file destination
    12. 3.11 Configure the Excel destination
    13. 3.12 Work with the destination assistant
  5. Lesson 4: Data Flow—Transformations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Use data flow transformations
    3. 4.2 Configure the copy column transformation
    4. 4.3 Configure the data conversion transformation
    5. 4.4 Use derived columns
    6. 4.5 Implement the sort transformation
    7. 4.6 Configure the aggregate transformation
    8. 4.7 Use multicast
    9. 4.8 Understand the merge transformation
    10. 4.9 Use the merge join transformation
    11. 4.10 Configure a union all transformation
    12. 4.11 Set up conditional split transformations
    13. 4.12 Use the lookup transformation with an OLE DB connection manager
    14. 4.13 Use the lookup transformation with a cache connection manager
    15. 4.14 Understand the audit transformation
  6. Lesson 5: Using Scripts and Variables in SSIS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Integrate scripts into SSIS
    3. 5.2 Set up control flow scripts
    4. 5.3 Configure data flow scripts
    5. 5.4 Add variables to packages
    6. 5.5 Use variables in scripts
  7. Lesson 6: Expressions
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Work with custom expressions
    3. 6.2 Understand identifiers in expressions
    4. 6.3 Understand literals in expressions
    5. 6.4 Create custom expressions
    6. 6.5 Understand mathematic operators
    7. 6.6 Work with components that use expressions
  8. Lesson 7: Performing Database Maintenance
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Compare SQL Server maintenance plans to SSIS tasks
    3. 7.2 Perform database backups
    4. 7.3 Check database integrity
    5. 7.4 Run SQL Server jobs with SSIS
    6. 7.5 Notify SQL Server operator
    7. 7.6 Work with indexes
  9. Lesson 8: Debugging and Troubleshooting
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Understand SSIS metadata
    3. 8.2 Examine data with SSIS data viewers
    4. 8.3 Implement SSIS package logging
  10. Lesson 9: Deploying and Storing Packages
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Store and deploy packages
    3. 9.2 Schedule SSIS packages
  11. Summary
    1. SQL Server 2016 Integration Services: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Integration Services (SSIS): Getting Started with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Using SSIS
  • Author(s): Eric Johnson
  • Release date: May 2017
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134679318