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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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Transforming, validating, and querying XML: XML Task

XML is a universal format for data on different platforms, and there are lots of companies that work with XML data and send and receive data through systems as XML files. There are some operations which can be done with XML data: validating XML files over XSD or DTD files, transforming XML data with XSLT, querying data from XML with XPath, and other operations that are supported in many applications and programming languages nowadays.

The SSIS XML Task is a powerful task that provides a few of these operations on XML data. In this recipe, we fetch data from a table as XML, validate it on an XSD file, and then transform it with XSLT.

Getting ready

  1. Save the contents of books.xml and books.xsd from this address into physical files:

  2. Create a new empty file at this address: C:\SSIS\Ch02_Control Flow Tasks\R07_XML Task\Files\xslt_result.xml.

How to do it...

  1. Create a new SSIS project and...