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SSIS Integration Services | Looping over files exercise | Loop over Excel workbooks, combining playlists into a table
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In Management Studio, open the SQL script in the above folder and execute it to generate an empty table:
Your package should fill this table!
The idea is to combine data from the three workbooks in this folder into a single table:
The table you should aim to populate in SQL Server.
Create a package called Something for everyone which looks like this:
To start with, just get the data flow task to import the Elderly.xlsx data into your Playlist table (we'll worry about changing this file in a moment).
When you run this package, you should get a bit of repetition:
You can have too much Englebert ...
Now change the properties of your Excel connection manager so that the connection is an expression whose value changes each time round the loop:
Much better! Well, at least the SSIS package is.
How much energy do you still have left? You could always add a derived column transform within the data flow task to generate the target market column value. Here's a suggestion for the (horrible) expression you could use:
"\\",1) - 1),".xlsx","")
And now it's definitely time to close the package down!