Creating Configurable and Portable SSIS Packages Part 3

In this article I’ll conclude my set of articles into SSIS configuration. This article will be slightly more verbose than the previous two, but I hope I clearly convey the logic behind my method. If you haven’t yet done so, please read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. The Portability problem In my first forays... More

Creating Configurable and Portable SSIS Packages Part 2

In Part 1 I showed how a simple SSIS package could be created using variables and expressions as a basis for deployable configuration. When I first started working with SSIS I assumed naively that during deployment, a wizard or a configuration file would allow the variables and expressions to be readily editable. Speaking o... More

Creating Configurable and Portable SSIS Packages Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part post about creating and deploying a simple SSIS package. When I first started this I was a complete novice as regards SSIS. I thought it was 'something like' DTS, which I had used quite frequently in SQL Server 2000. To make matters worse, I never actually got round to learning it even w... More

How to Import and Export DTS packages quickly

This article applies to DTS packages on SQL Server 2008 R2, but will probably work on most other versions. Yes I know, I know - DTS is deprecated. But bear with me. There is a lot of DTS still hanging around out there. How to export DTS packages to binary file The slow way Open SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), open... More

DNS-less Website Relocation

This article was inspired by an idea in a blog entry by Omar Al Zabir. I found when implementing the idea that it needed some fleshing out and clarification, and so I decided to write my own version. There comes a time when for some reason or another, you will want to move an internet website to another server. It could be... More