Load multiple files with SSIS Foreach Loop Container

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.

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SSIS: Cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types during import

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 [23]]: Columns “firstname” and “FirstName” cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types.

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SSIS Create extract file with Date and Time for a filename

In last weeks posting, we created our first SSIS package which queried a database and saved the information to a file so we could send the information to a user.  This week we are going to modify that same package to save the file with the date and time included in the filename.

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Creating Your First SSIS Project

What is SSIS?  It stands for SQL Server Integration Services which may be used for building high performance data integration and workflow solutions, including extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) operations for data warehousing.  Today I am going to show you a simple solution on how to extract data and save it to a file.  This exercise will show some commonly used elements to creating a lot of different solutions.

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