You just finished your SSIS project where you needed to load a CSV file into a Sql Server database table, but now you just found out that multiple files with the same data will now need to be loaded. Using the Foreach Loop Container in SSIS makes this relatively easy.
Here is an issue you may receive if you try to import data from an Excel spreadsheet into a Sql Server database table:
Error at Data Flow Task [OLE DB Destination ]: Columns “firstname” and “FirstName” cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types.
Many times you do not initially install SSAS when you build your Sql Server instance. This posting will show you how to install. There will be future articles concerning Tabular Models and the cool things you can do with them.
Do you need to find the last restart time/date of your Sql Server, but only have access through Sql Server Management Studio? Running the query below will tell you the last time the service has been restarted.
Have you ever tried to schedule a task with Windows Task Scheduler, but it does not run? Instead you get this friendly error message:
Task Scheduler failed to start “\Task Name” task for user “Domain\username”. Additional Data: Error Value: 2147943785.
Before you update or delete data from a table, it is always a good idea to make a backup just in case. Using the INTO clause in your sql statement, allows you to do this.
Quick, you need to get all of the code for all of your stored procedures in your database! All you need to do is go to your source control system and get them right? What do you mean you do not have them, well here is how to extract them from the database so you can create a source control baseline.