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SSIS Training

SSIS for Beginners Training Course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£850 + VAT for London)

2 days

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 introductory 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:Tue 21 January 2020
  • Introduction to SSIS course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

The content of this course are as follows:

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 conditional operator

Handling errors

  • Training topicRedirecting and ignoring errors
  • Training topicTruncation errors

Conditional split transforms

  • Training topicSplitting data by expression
  • Training topicUsing comparison operators
  • Training topicSyntax for multiple conditions

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

Covered if time allows If time

Looping over rows

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

Using parameter placeholders

  • 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

Covered if time allows If time

Using parameters

  • Training topicPackage and project parameters
  • Training topicUsing parameters in expressions
  • Training topicDeploying parameters
  • Training topicWhy to avoid environments

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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Sample customer feedback

"Very well presented and materials useful for later reference. (Recommended by other attendees from Computershare.)"

Deborah Crofts (Computershare)

"Excellent as always."

Lisa De Prudhoe (DataQ Ltd)

"The course notes and exercise were really good and enjoyable. The instructions were really clear and the instructor very helpful and knowledgeable."

Zulfikar Mohammed (Virgin Media)

"Brilliant course, thank you for an enjoyable two days."

Jamie Weavers (East Coast Community Healthcare CIC)

"l thought the course was fantastic and really helpful and the training materials were of a really high standard. It is not often when going on a training course that you can work through the training and manual afterwards which is a credit to Wise Owl Training. I also wanted to thank your excellent trainer; his style of teaching was very good. He has a lot of patience with less experienced people like myself and was always willing to help us when we got stuck. I would definitely like to attend some other courses."

John Groves (Kinase Consulting Limited)

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Scheduled Introduction to SSIS training dates

Here are the Introduction to SSIS courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Tue/Wed 21-22 January 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 13-14 February 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 20-21 February 2020 2 £850 Book places
Mon/Tue 16-17 March 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 07-08 April 2020 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 28-29 April 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 28-29 May 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 18-19 June 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 09-10 July 2020 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 28-29 July 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 11-12 August 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 17-18 September 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 08-09 October 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 29-30 October 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 24-25 November 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 10-11 December 2020 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
21/01
13/02
20/02
16/03
07/04
28/04
28/05
18/06
09/07
28/07
11/08
17/09
08/10
29/10
24/11
10/12

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite SSIS training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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