SSIS Integration Services | Previous versions exercise | Use data conversions to import flat file data to Excel

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Software ==> SSIS Integration Services  (46 exercises)
Version ==> SSIS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Previous versions  (18 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SSIS training
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Open the text file in the above folder, and you'll see that it contains 20 people from the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 (can you spot the ringers?), with some errors:

Rich list 2012

Three of the records don't have any value filled in for the person's wealth in millions.


Your task is to import this data into the emptyish Excel workbook in the above folder:

Excel workbook output

The start of what the results should look like.

Whether you want to use the help below is up to you! 

Here's a suggested data flow for this task:

Data flow for import

Be careful to test if LEN(Millions) equals 0, rather than whether ISNULL(Millions) equals true, since the millions column will be imported as an empty string, not a null.


Check your import worked.  Again, this doesn't claim to be the quickest method to solve this problem! 

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