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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

Overview of this book

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a leading tool in the data warehouse industry - used for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations. This book is aligned with the most common methodology associated with SSIS known as Extract Transform and Load (ETL); ETL is responsible for the extraction of data from several sources, their cleansing, customization, and loading into a central repository normally called Data Warehouse or Data Mart.Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook covers all the aspects of SSIS 2012 with lots of real-world scenarios to help readers understand usages of SSIS in every environment. Written by two SQL Server MVPs who have in-depth knowledge of SSIS having worked with it for many years.This book starts by creating simple data transfer packages with wizards and illustrates how to create more complex data transfer packages, troubleshoot packages, make robust SSIS packages, and how to boost the performance of data consolidation with SSIS. It then covers data flow transformations and advanced transformations for data cleansing, fuzzy and term extraction in detail. The book then dives deep into making a dynamic package with the help of expressions and variables, and performance tuning and consideration.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook
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Running external applications: Execute Process Task

One of the handiest tasks in SSIS Control Flow is the Execute Process Task. With this task we can run any other application that has an executable file. The only thing to consider is that the executable file should be run in silent mode because SSIS isn't made for interaction with users. In this recipe, we compress and decompress some files within this task with the help of 7-Zip.

Getting ready

  1. Complete and finish the Sending and receiving files through FTP: FTP Task recipe and use the downloaded text files as input for this recipe. Those files should be at C:\SSIS\Ch02_Control Flow Tasks\R03_FTP Task\LocalFolder.

  2. Download and install 7-Zip from

  3. Create a new empty directory for extracted files here: C:\SSIS\Ch02_Control Flow Tasks\R05_ExecuteProcessTask\ExtractedFiles.

How to do it...

  1. Create a new Integration Services project in BIDS and name the project R05_ExecuteProcessTask.

  2. Drag-and-drop an Execute Process Task from...