SSIS Exercise 01

SSIS Exercise 01

Create SSIS packages and Data sources

We will create a new SSIS project and then work with a couple of SSIS packages by adding data sources and connections.
Start SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), by clicking the Start button and then selecting All Programs, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.

Choose New, Project from the File menu. (If you have Visual Studio 2008 installed separately from BIDS, simply choose New Project from the File menu.)
The New Project dialog box displays all the installed templates for Microsoft Visual Studio, including the Business Intelligence Projects templates.
In the New Project dialog box, confirm that Business Intelligence Projects is selected in the Project Types area, and then in the Templates area, select the Integration Services Project template.
Near the bottom of the New Project dialog box, in the Name box, type "SSIS Project" as the name of your SSIS project. Click OK to have BIDS create the new SSIS project.

When the project is created, SSIS automatically creates a new SSIS package named Package.dtsx and opens it in the SSIS Designer. In Solution Explorer, right-click Package.dtsx, and then click Rename. 

Rename the package by typing .dtsx. BIDS might prompt you to rename the package object.
If a message box appears that prompts you to rename the package object as well, click Yes. Always click Yes if you are prompted to change the package object when renaming a package because this updates the internal name of the package.

Click the Save button on the toolbar, and then close the package by clicking the Close button in the upper-right corner of the SSIS Designer.

To create a new package, right-click the SSIS Packages folder in Solution Explorer, and then click New SSIS Package. This creates a new package object named Package1.dtsx (the number depends on how many packages you have created) in the SSIS Packages folder in Solution Explorer.

To rename the new package, right-click the package, and then click Rename. Rename the package to DimCustomer.dtsx because this package will contain logic to process the customer dimension table. When prompted, click Yes to rename the package object.

Following the same steps, create one more package in your SSIS Project named DimPromotion.dtsx.

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