Marco Russo's blog posts of 2006

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Improve DTS to SSIS package migration with DtsToSsis-Prepare

Two weeks ago I wrote a tool to ease and improve the migration of a DTS package to a SSIS package. I named the tool DtsToSsis-Prepare, it is available with full source code at www.sqlbi.eu and now I wrote a larger article that describes the needs that  Read more

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The new and improved SCD handling with SSIS

Thanks to Alberto Ferrari there is a new way to handle Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCD) with Integration Services: he just released Table Difference 1.1 and FlowSync 1.0 . Both are downloadable at www.sqlbi.eu . The problem that those components solve  Read more

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A tool to improve DTS to SSIS migration

I wrote a small tool to improve the migration from SSIS to DTS. The problem I had to solve was this: I have many Data Transform Tasks that have a simple behavior, read data from a query and write data on a table, using fast load with batch insert. You  Read more

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TableDifference: a faster way to handle SCD

I had the opportunity to test TableDifference (a component written by Alberto Ferrari ) since early versions and I can say it is a very interesting way to handle Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) much faster than with the standard SCD component of SSIS.  Read more

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Post hotfix post-SP1 problem with DTS Designer

After I installed build 2153 , my SQL Server Managment Studio DTS 2000 Package Designer (which is part of SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack ) was not working. After I searched for an updated feature pack (which has not been released) I discovered that the  Read more

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SQL Prompt 2.0

I have being a user of PromptSQL since version 1.0. This utility was acquired by Red-Gate some months ago and today they shipped the version 2.0, renamed ad SQL Prompt 2.0 . SQL Prompt is fundamentally the ability to add Intellisense when you are editing  Read more

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MDX quality improvement in Excel 2007

I just had to profile MDX queries sent to SSAS from some client. Office Web Components (that are used in the cube browser of Management Studio) in many circumstances send a lot of MDX queries, increasing roundtrip between client and server, resulting  Read more

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Solved trouble with SP1 setup

If you have trouble installing SQL Server 2005 SP1 and you found in the log that views sys.dm_exec_query_resource_semaphores and sys.dm_exec_query_memory_grants are missing, then you have to move the Resource database into the same path of master database.  Read more