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Knight's Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer

ISBN: 978-1-118-47958-2
528 pages
November 2012
Knight

Book-and-video package gets novices up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2012

If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video package from authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lesson includes three major components: a description of how each SSIS feature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's a complete learning package that will give you the confidence you need to start your first SSIS project.

  • Guides novice database administrators and developers who are learning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authority and author, Brian Knight
  • Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includes lessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by the author
  • Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server 2012 release

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much less intimidating.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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PREFACE xxv

WELCOME TO SSIS 1

SECTION 1: INSTALLATION AND GETTING STARTED

LESSON 1: MOVING DATA WITH THE IMPORT AND EXPORT WIZARD 11

LESSON 2: INSTALLING SQL SERVER INTEGRATION SERVICES 17

LESSON 3: INSTALLING THE SAMPLE DATABASES 21

LESSON 4: CREATING A SOLUTION AND PROJECT 25

LESSON 5: EXPLORING SQL SERVER DATA TOOLS 29

LESSON 6: CREATING YOUR FIRST PACKAGE 35

LESSON 7: UPGRADING PACKAGES TO SQL SERVER 2012 41

LESSON 8: UPGRADING TO THE PROJECT DEPLOYMENT MODEL 47

SECTION 2: CONTROL FLOW

LESSON 9: USING PRECEDENCE CONSTRAINTS 59

LESSON 10: MANIPULATING FILES WITH THE FILE SYSTEM TASK 63

LESSON 11: CODING CUSTOM SCRIPT TASKS 71

LESSON 12: USING THE EXECUTE SQL TASK 79

LESSON 13: USING THE EXECUTE PROCESS TASK 87

LESSON 14: USING THE EXPRESSION TASK 93

LESSON 15: USING THE SEND MAIL TASK 99

LESSON 16: USING THE FTP TASK 107

LESSON 17: CREATING A DATA FLOW 113

SECTION 3: DATA FLOW

LESSON 18: EXTRACTING DATA FROM SOURCES 121

LESSON 19: LOADING DATA TO A DESTINATION 139

LESSON 20: CHANGING DATA TYPES WITH THE DATA CONVERSION TRANSFORM 151

LESSON 21: CREATING AND REPLACING COLUMNS WITH THE DERIVED COLUMN TRANSFORM 159

LESSON 22: ROLLING UP DATA WITH THE AGGREGATE TRANSFORM 167

LESSON 23: ORDERING DATA WITH THE SORT TRANSFORM 173

LESSON 24: JOINING DATA WITH THE LOOKUP TRANSFORM 179

LESSON 25: AUDITING DATA WITH THE ROW COUNT TRANSFORM 189

LESSON 26: COMBINING MULTIPLE INPUTS WITH THE UNION ALL TRANSFORM 193

LESSON 27: CLEANSING DATA WITH THE SCRIPT COMPONENT 197

LESSON 28: SEPARATING DATA WITH THE CONDITIONAL SPLIT TRANSFORM 203

LESSON 29: ALTERING ROWS WITH THE OLE DB COMMAND TRANSFORM 211

LESSON 30: HANDLING BAD DATA WITH THE FUZZY LOOKUP 221

LESSON 31: REMOVING DUPLICATES WITH THE FUZZY GROUPING TRANSFORM 231

SECTION 4: MAKING PACKAGES DYNAMIC

LESSON 32: MAKING A PACKAGE DYNAMIC WITH VARIABLES 241

LESSON 33: MAKING A PACKAGE DYNAMIC WITH PARAMETERS 249

LESSON 34: MAKING A CONNECTION DYNAMIC WITH EXPRESSIONS 255

LESSON 35: MAKING A TASK DYNAMIC WITH EXPRESSIONS 261

SECTION 5: COMMON ETL SCENARIOS

LESSON 36: LOADING DATA INCREMENTALLY 269

LESSON 37: USING THE CDC COMPONENTS IN SSIS 281

LESSON 38: USING DATA QUALITY SERVICES 295

LESSON 39: USING THE DQS CLEANSING TRANSFORM 309

LESSON 40: CREATING A MASTER PACKAGE 317

SECTION 6: CONTAINERS

LESSON 41: USING SEQUENCE CONTAINERS TO ORGANIZE A PACKAGE 327

LESSON 42: USING FOR LOOP CONTAINERS TO REPEAT CONTROL FLOW TASKS 331

LESSON 43: USING THE FOREACH LOOP CONTAINER TO LOOP THROUGH A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS 337

SECTION 7: CONFIGURING PACKAGES

LESSON 44: EASING DEPLOYMENT WITH CONFIGURATION TABLES 347

LESSON 45: EASING DEPLOYMENT WITH CONFIGURATION FILES 357

LESSON 46: CONFIGURING CHILD PACKAGES 365

SECTION 8: TROUBLESHOOTING SSIS

LESSON 47: LOGGING PACKAGE DATA 375

LESSON 48: USING EVENT HANDLERS 381

LESSON 49: TROUBLESHOOTING ERRORS 387

LESSON 50: USING DATA VIEWERS 393

LESSON 51: USING BREAKPOINTS 399

SECTION 9: ADMINISTERING SSIS

LESSON 52: CREATING AND CONFIGURING THE SSIS CATALOG 407

LESSON 53: DEPLOYING PACKAGES TO THE PACKAGE CATALOG 411

LESSON 54: CONFIGURING THE PACKAGES 415

LESSON 55: CONFIGURING THE SERVICE 421

LESSON 56: SECURING SSIS PACKAGES 425

LESSON 57: RUNNING SSIS PACKAGES 431

LESSON 58: RUNNING PACKAGES IN T-SQL AND DEBUGGING PACKAGES 437

LESSON 59: SCHEDULING PACKAGES 443

SECTION 10: LOADING A WAREHOUSE

LESSON 60: DIMENSION LOAD 451

LESSON 61: FACT TABLE LOAD 459

SECTION 11: WRAP UP AND REVIEW

LESSON 62: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER 465

APPENDIX A: SSIS COMPONENT CRIB NOTES 473

APPENDIX B: PROBLEM AND SOLUTION CRIB NOTES 477

APPENDIX C: WHAT’S ON THE DVD? 481

INDEX 483

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Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, is the founder of Pragmatic Works. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

Devin Knight, MCTS, MCITP, is an author, consultant, and trainer with Pragmatic Works.

Mike Davis, MCTS, MCITP, is an author, developer, consultant, and trainer with Pragmatic Works.

Wayne Snyder, SQL Server MVP, is a Distinguished Architect at Mariner focused on business intelligence.

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Currently reads: "You will need a For Loop Task"
Should read: "For Loop Container"
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96 Error in Text
Currently reads: "Drag a For Loop into the package"
Should read: "Drag a For Loop Container into the package"
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