SQL Server training -  Introduction to SSIS

SSIS Training

Introduction to SSIS (2 days)

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) lets you automate the import, export and conversion of data. You can use SSIS to fill your data warehouse, import a batch of CSV files or Excel workbooks or just draw beautiful flow diagrams! 

Refreshingly, this course doesn't use a large, impenetrable Microsoft database, but instead just uses simple examples to illustrate real-world tasks.

Course details

  • Locations for Introduction to SSIS coursesLocations:London, Manchester
  • Next Introduction to SSIS course locationNext course:Wed 12 April 2017
  • Introduction to SSIS course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

SSIS basics

  • Training topicSolutions and projects
  • Training topicBasic packages
  • Training topicControl and data flow tasks
  • Training topicThe 32-bit question

Data flow tasks

  • Training topicConnection managers
  • Training topicSources and destinations

Using different data connections

  • Training topicSQL Server (OLEDB)
  • Training topicConnecting to Excel workbooks
  • Training topicNew and existing flat files
  • Training topicMultiple flat files

Data viewers

  • Training topicAttaching data viewers
  • Training topicData buffers

Basic data transforms

  • Training topicSorting and aggregating
  • Training topicSampling data
  • Training topicDividing and uniting data

Data conversion transforms

  • Training topicThe SSIS data types
  • Training topicUnicode and ASCII data
  • Training topicType cast functions

Variables and expressions

  • Training topicThe Row Count transform
  • Training topicUser and system variables
  • Training topicExpression tasks

Debugging

  • Training topicSetting breakpoints
  • Training topicThe Locals window

Derived column transforms

  • Training topicSSIS expressions
  • Training topicUsing SSIS functions
  • Training topicUsing the ternary operator

Handling errors

  • Training topicRedirecting and ignoring errors
  • Training topicTruncation errors

Conditional split transforms

  • Training topicSplitting data by expression
  • Training topicSyntax for multiple conditions
  • Training topicUsing double = signs

Lookup transforms

  • Training topicRedirecting unmatched rows
  • Training topicChoosing a cache mode
  • Training topicSetting unmatched rows to Unknown
  • Training topicAdding unmatched rows automatically

File system tasks

  • Training topicWorking with files
  • Training topicWorking with folders

Looping over files

  • Training topicThe file name variable
  • Training topicConfiguring the loop
  • Training topicExpression constraints

Importing multiple files

  • Training topicUsing expressions for connections
  • Training topicDynamic connections within loops

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Looping over rows

  • Training topicObject variables
  • Training topicReading in data
  • Training topicLooping over ADO rows
  • Training topicDynamic connection strings

SQL parameters

  • Training topicUsing the ? Symbol
  • Training topicMapping parameters

Merge joins

  • Training topicHow they work
  • Training topicComparing two data sets

Basic deployment

  • Training topicProject-level deployment
  • Training topicCreating a catalog
  • Training topicDeploying and viewing in SSMS

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You should have a basic knowledge of SQL Server to attend this course (you don't necessarily need to know how to write a SELECT statement, but you should have seen one before).  This course uses SQL Server 2016 (although if you're using 2012 or 2014 you'll find it just as useful, as there are virtually no differences between the versions).

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