Exercise: Import an Excel workbook of songs about food to SQL Server

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Category ==> SSIS Integration Services  (40 exercises)
Topic ==> Data flow tasks  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Introduction to SSIS
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In SQL Server Management Studio, open the script in the above folder and execute it to get an empty table called FoodMusic:

Empty table

The table you need to fill!

 

Open the Excel workbook in the above folder to have a look at its contents:

The songs to import

You might be beginning to guess where this is going ...

Close the Excel workbook, and create a package called If music be the food which imports the Excel workbook's data into the SQL Server table:

Data flow task

Your data flow task could look something like this.

 

Run this package - you should get a table of food songs in the FoodMusic table in SQL Server:

Table of food songs

The table is populated when you run this package.

 

Run the package a second time - you should find you get another set of 6 songs.  Add an Execute SQL task to the control flow of your package to run this command:

TRUNCATE TABLE FoodMusic

Here's what your final control flow could look like:

The final package

Again, feel free to give your tasks completely different names to these!

 

Run the package to check that you only get 6 songs in the SQL Server table, then close the package. 

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