SSIS Integration Services | Previous versions exercise | Export X Factor Series Data to SQL Server Table

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Software ==> SSIS Integration Services  (46 exercises)
Version ==> SSIS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Previous versions  (18 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSIS training
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In SQL Server Management Studio, open and run the script called Create table for series.sql in the above folder:

Table of series

You should now have a skeleton table of series, ready to be filled in with data.


Create a new package called Serious series, and within this create two control flow tasks:

Control flow tasks

The first task should execute the SQL statement TRUNCATE TABLE tblSeries for the X Factor OLEDB connection, while the second one should be a data flow task which we'll configure in a moment. Ignore the yellow triangle!


Now configure the data flow task so that it:

  • Takes data from the Excel workbook in the above folder (you'll need to create an Excel connection manager for this); and
  • Exports it to the tblSeries table in the X_Factor database (using the existing OLEDB connection).

Run your package twice.  You should get the following table of data:

Table of X Factor series

Each time you run the package you get rid of old data in the table before adding new rows.

Close this package down.

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