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Hello World—Your First SSIS 2012 Package

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

—Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr.

In the previous chapter, we introduced you to SQL Server 11’s development tools, BIDS and SSMS. Before we start discussing the in-depth details, we will walk you through some example packages to demonstrate the capabilities of this powerful toolset. As a developer, it is much easier for you to gain an understanding after you’ve tried out the tools for yourself. This chapter teaches you how to start with the simplest package, consisting of a Data Flow task that will have only a source and a destination. After walking you through creating ...

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