Creating an End-to-End Package
WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?
- Walking through a basic transformation
- Performing mainframe ETL with data scrubbing
- Making packages dynamic
Now that you’ve learned about all the basic tasks and transformations in SSIS, you can jump into some practical applications for SSIS. You’ll first start with a normal transformation of data from a series of flat files into SQL Server. Next you’ll add some complexity to a process by archiving the files automatically. The last example demonstrates how to make a package that handles basic errors and makes the package more dynamic. As you run through the tutorials, remember to save your package and your project on a regular basis to avoid any loss of work.
BASIC TRANSFORMATION TUTORIAL
As you can imagine, the primary reason people use SSIS is to read the data from a source and write it to a destination after it’s potentially transformed. This tutorial walks you through a common scenario: you want to copy data from a Flat File Source to a SQL Server table without altering the data. This may be a simple example, but the examples will get much more complex in later chapters.
Start the tutorial by going online to the website for this book and downloading the sample extract that contains zip code information about cities. The zip code extract was retrieved from public record data from the 1990 census and has been ...