Exercise: Import a table of mentors from SQL Server to Excel

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Category ==> SSIS Integration Services  (18 exercises)
Topic ==> Data flow tasks  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Integration Services
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In SQL Server Management Studio, open the script called Create mentors table.sql in the above folder and execute it:

Table of mentors

You should now have a table of mentors ready for use.


Create a new package, and rename it as Mentors to Excel.dtsx

Create a data flow task inside this package, and within this create a source which takes its data from the tblMentor table in the X_Factor database:

The OLEDB source

You can use the existing OLEDB connection manager for this OLEDB source.


Create a new connection within this package which will link to the Excel file called List of mentors.xlsx in the above folder:

Excel workbook of mentors

Your new Excel connection should link to the worksheet called List of mentors in the file called List of mentors.xlsx!

Create an Excel destination within your data flow task based on this connection.

Connect the source to the destination and map the columns.  When you run this package, you should see something like this:

Successful package execution

Ten rows have been transferred into the Excel worksheet.


If you open the workbook called List of mentors.xlsx, you should see this:

Integer imported as text

We could have done with converting the mentor id to a number before exporting it, but softly softly, catchy monkey ...


Close this package down!

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