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Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio

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Video: Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio

The end result of working with Business Intelligence Development Studio and SQL Server Integration Services is you end up with a SSIS Package. It ends in .dtsx. In fact, I'm going to come out of Integration Services because I have that folder open here, and this is the package file that I'm interested in. Yes, I can run it from inside Business Intelligence Development Studio, but if I wanted to have this occur and automated, I can actually take it into SQL Server Management Studio and make it part of the database.

Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio

The end result of working with Business Intelligence Development Studio and SQL Server Integration Services is you end up with a SSIS Package. It ends in .dtsx. In fact, I'm going to come out of Integration Services because I have that folder open here, and this is the package file that I'm interested in. Yes, I can run it from inside Business Intelligence Development Studio, but if I wanted to have this occur and automated, I can actually take it into SQL Server Management Studio and make it part of the database.

Now again, it's just a simple package. This is the one that's actually affecting a flat file but the operation is still the same. I'm going to open up SQL Server Management Studio. Except this time rather than connect directly to the database engine, I'm going to connect to Integration Services using the same administration information, and what we'll get here is running packages and stored packages, and if I wanted to take in that package into the database, make it part of the database, what I'd actually do is come to the section that says MSDB.

That's one of the system databases that's involved in queuing and setting up jobs. Right-click and say Import Package. It's going to ask "Well, where is the package? Is it in SQL Server?" No, it's actually on the File System. So I'll go and grab the package path. It's going to be in my Visual Studio 2008 > Projects, in FlatFileTransform. It's several levels deep, but it's where I had created it, and click Open and click OK. This package is now considered part of the database.

We can execute it at our leisure or we can even set it up to be a scheduled job. Just to prove that it's going to work, it's just fine from within the confines of SQL, let me just minimize this window a little bit. Because I can actually see that my desktop here contains the names, which is my input. And I can actually come over here and right-click the Package and run it. Running within the confines of the database I've not got BIDS open. So I'm not using anything in Visual Studio.

I have all sorts of questions here about configuration and who I'm running as and connection managers and options and reporting and logging, but of course this is a fairly simple one. So I'm just going to execute it. And I can actually see behind the scenes right now that here's my progress. I can close that but I've already got the output file just sitting there with all the transformations applied to it. Now the window that I just saw is the same one that you'd get if you went directly into your SQL Server 2008 R2 programs into Integration Services and find the Execute Package Utilities.

Just a standalone utility that would execute a package, whether it's on the file system or stored in SQL Server. Of course, the big benefit of doing it this way is you don't need to have Business Intelligence Development Studio opened and running for everybody whoever wants to execute this package. You build it in that application and then it can be executed from the database, even from things like stored procedures. Or you can of course schedule it to happen automatically on a daily, hourly, monthly or yearly basis.

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SQL Server 2008 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 17m 58s
    1. SQL Server core concepts
      9m 4s
    2. SQL Server editions
      3m 8s
    3. Applications included with SQL Server
      5m 46s
  3. 26m 1s
    1. Preparing for installation
      3m 44s
    2. Creating service accounts
      2m 33s
    3. Installing SQL Server
      11m 42s
    4. Post-installation checks
      3m 9s
    5. Installing sample databases
      4m 53s
  4. 13m 35s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 7s
    2. Introduction to SQL Server Books Online
      3m 6s
    3. SQL Server system databases
      2m 22s
  5. 1h 26m
    1. Planning your database
      9m 39s
    2. Creating a SQL Server database
      4m 7s
    3. Creating tables
      7m 51s
    4. Data types in SQL Server
      12m 25s
    5. Defining keys
      8m 9s
    6. Creating default values
      4m 39s
    7. Creating check constraints
      2m 25s
    8. Creating unique constraints
      4m 34s
    9. Introduction to relationships and foreign keys
      9m 51s
    10. Creating relationships in SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 14s
    11. Database normalization
      11m 47s
    12. Creating computed columns
      3m 10s
  6. 23m 11s
    1. Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
      3m 58s
    2. Importing Excel files into SQL Server
      6m 11s
    3. Importing CSV files into SQL Server
      5m 27s
    4. Importing Access databases into SQL Server
      7m 35s
  7. 55m 29s
    1. Introduction to Transact-SQL
      3m 43s
    2. Using SELECT statements
      7m 16s
    3. Changing the default database
      2m 21s
    4. Creating conditions in SQL
      8m 10s
    5. Sorting your output
      3m 23s
    6. Using aggregate functions
      7m 12s
    7. Finding unique values
      2m 14s
    8. Joining multiple tables together
      8m 0s
    9. Using subqueries
      9m 33s
    10. Viewing execution plans
      3m 37s
  8. 19m 36s
    1. Writing INSERT statements
      5m 47s
    2. Writing UPDATE statements
      4m 38s
    3. Writing DELETE statements
      2m 54s
    4. Using the OUTPUT clause to return inserted keys and GUIDs
      6m 17s
  9. 32m 52s
    1. Introduction to SQL functions
      6m 26s
    2. Using SQL configuration functions
      2m 14s
    3. Using string functions
      7m 26s
    4. Using date functions
      6m 27s
    5. Creating user-defined functions
      10m 19s
  10. 28m 46s
    1. Introduction to stored procedures
      4m 23s
    2. Creating stored procedures
      11m 23s
    3. Introducing transactions
      4m 23s
    4. Creating transactions
      8m 37s
  11. 16m 39s
    1. Understanding and creating indexes
      6m 32s
    2. Monitoring and rebuilding indexes
      6m 0s
    3. Monitoring database size and integrity
      4m 7s
  12. 11m 41s
    1. Creating backups
      4m 21s
    2. Creating differential backups and using backup compression
      3m 40s
    3. Restoring databases
      3m 40s
  13. 17m 40s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server security and permissions
      5m 54s
    2. Adding a Windows user to the database
      5m 7s
    3. Creating SQL Server logins and switching authentication modes
      6m 39s
  14. 36m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
      2m 52s
    2. Connecting to the Report Manager
      4m 29s
    3. Using Report Builder
      12m 4s
    4. Formatting values in reports
      4m 17s
    5. Adding indicators to reports
      5m 11s
    6. Adding charts to reports
      3m 54s
    7. Working with report security
      3m 54s
  15. 24m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
      1m 57s
    2. Using Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
      6m 59s
    3. Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
      7m 35s
    4. Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio
      3m 21s
    5. Scheduling jobs with SQL Server Agent
      4m 49s
  16. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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