Exercise: Export a table of Grand Prix events to a new flat file

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Category ==> SSIS Integration Services  (40 exercises)
Topic ==> Data flow tasks  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Introduction to SSIS
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To do this exercise, first open the script in the above folder in Management Studio and execute it to get a table called GrandPrixEvents:

Grand Prix events

The first few rows generated by the above script.

 

Now create a package called Noisy and pointless, and within this create a data flow task using the above table as a source:

The data flow task

Your new package should take data from the table you've just generated in SQL Server.

Add a flat file destination like this:

Add flat file destination

Click on the Flat File destination, and drag it into your data flow task.

Now connect the source to the destination:

Connect source and destination

Feed the output from the source into the destination.

 

You should now be able to configure the destination to create a new flat file called Grand Prix venues:

Start of text file

The start of the text file generated when you run your package.

 

You'll need to create a new flat file connection as part of configuring the flat file destination.

When your package is working, check that it's generated a suitable text file, then close it down. 

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