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A detailed blog exploring what's new in SSIS 2012
Part six of a eleven-part series of blogs

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 November 2014

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Difference 5 - Expression Tasks in 2012

Have a look again at our two functionally identical packages, and you'll notice a difference:

2008 R2 script task 2012 expression task
The 2008 R2 script task ... ... is replaced by an expression task

An expression task allows us to calculate an expression, usually to store this value in a variable.

The advantage of an expression task is that you can calculate variables without needing to create cumbersome script tasks.

Here's what the 2012 expression task looks like (in part):

2012 expression task

The expression task allows us to set one variable equal to the sum of two other ones!

Time now to look at what should perhaps have been number 1 on my list: undoing and redoing commands in SSIS.

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