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SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook

By : Christian Cote, Dejan Sarka, David Peter Hansen, Matija Lah, Samuel Lester, Christo Olivier
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SQL Server 2017 Integration Services Cookbook

By: Christian Cote, Dejan Sarka, David Peter Hansen, Matija Lah, Samuel Lester, Christo Olivier

Overview of this book

SQL Server Integration Services is a tool that facilitates data extraction, consolidation, and loading options (ETL), SQL Server coding enhancements, data warehousing, and customizations. With the help of the recipes in this book, you’ll gain complete hands-on experience of SSIS 2017 as well as the 2016 new features, design and development improvements including SCD, Tuning, and Customizations. At the start, you’ll learn to install and set up SSIS as well other SQL Server resources to make optimal use of this Business Intelligence tools. We’ll begin by taking you through the new features in SSIS 2016/2017 and implementing the necessary features to get a modern scalable ETL solution that fits the modern data warehouse. Through the course of chapters, you will learn how to design and build SSIS data warehouses packages using SQL Server Data Tools. Additionally, you’ll learn to develop SSIS packages designed to maintain a data warehouse using the Data Flow and other control flow tasks. You’ll also be demonstrated many recipes on cleansing data and how to get the end result after applying different transformations. Some real-world scenarios that you might face are also covered and how to handle various issues that you might face when designing your packages. At the end of this book, you’ll get to know all the key concepts to perform data integration and transformation. You’ll have explored on-premises Big Data integration processes to create a classic data warehouse, and will know how to extend the toolbox with custom tasks and transforms.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Creating SSIS Catalog

This section will walk you through the various steps to create an SSIS Catalog in SSMS. As mentioned before, the SSIS Catalog contains information about the package components and their execution. As we will see later in the book, SSIS projects are deployed into this catalog. It can be easily queried for custom reports as well, allowing us to create SSIS executions using T-SQL. This is very useful for on-demand executions of SSIS packages.

SSIS versions prior to 2012 did not have these capabilities since the catalog appeared with 2012. It is still possible to bypass the deployment to an SSIS Catalog by using a special mode: the package deployment model. This is mostly used for backward compatibility with previous SSIS frameworks.

Getting ready

This section assumes you have already installed SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

How to do it...

  1. We'll first create the SSIS Catalog in SSMS. Open SSMS and connect to your local instance:

  1. Look for the Integration Services Catalogs...