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SSIS packages incompatibilities between SSIS 2008 and SSIS 2008 R2

When you install SQL 2008 R2 workstation components you get a newer version of BIDS (BI Developer Studio, included in the workstation components) that replaces BIDS 2008 version (BIDS 2005 still live side-by-side). Everything would be good if you can

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I will be at European PASS Conference 2009

Even this year I will be a speaker at the European PASS Conference 2009 (April 22-24, 2009 – Neuss, Germany). Last year I had a session discussing the Many-to-Many Revolution paper. This year I’m excited to introduce the SQLBI Methodology joining Alberto

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Use of the WITH clause in SQL Command SSIS OLEDB Source

If you try to use the WITH clause in a SQL Command of an OLE DB Source in a Data Flow of Integration Services, you might receive the error ‘Statement(s) could not be prepared’. Solution: put a semicolon (;) just before the WITH keyword.

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SSIS: living in a parallel world? Not yet…

Today I come into a nice bug (misfeature?) of SSIS 2008 and I’d like to share it with you. Let’s start from the beginning: One of the keys to make something speedy is to parallelize it. In TableDifference I read from two inputs, compare them and produce

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Table Difference 2.0 – Call for beta

The new version 2.0 of SSIS SCD handling component TableDifference is in beta, I am searching for beta testers and some help in writing an installer for it. You will find all the informations at www.sqlbi.eu . The final release of the component will be

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SSIS Multicast and Trash or Separate and Union?

Today I was optimizing a package that handles a very common topic: process some rows and send all them to a flow but, for some of them, make additional processing. A simple Multicast and a Conditional Split solve the problem, the picture explains it better

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Table Difference 1.2

TableDifference has been updated to version 1.2. For those who want to read the main description of the component can be found here but take a look at the full story, this component and the documentaton has been updated several times. You will find complete

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Long life to TableDifference

It seems that Microsoft will not improve the slow SCD component that is part of SSIS (at least, this is what I understand from this Microsoft Connect answer ). This means that TableDifference has a long life because it will be useful even in SQL Server

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Is Microsoft serious about BI?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that Microsoft should still improve in many ways. I thought about this many times before writing this post, because I want to be constructive and I hope that my words will not be misunderstood. My consideration

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The need for a better merge component in SSIS

Alberto Ferrari wrote an interesting post about the need of more properties to control the behavior of a Merge component in Integration Services (SSIS). This apparent simple problem becomes very important in large data warehouses. I hope that someone