Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005 by Jayaram Krishnaswamy
Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 30, 2007) | 320 pages | ISBN: 1847193315 | PDF | 5.2 MB
An ideal book for trainers who may want to teach an introductory course in SQL Server Integration Services or, to those who want to study and learn SSIS in a little over two weeks.
* Environment set up for Visual Studio 2005 with respect to SSIS and multiple tasking
* Connect to Microsoft Access, Text Files, Excel Spread Sheets
* Transform data from a source going to a destination
* Use the scripting support that the IDE provides and event handling
* Learn about tasks such as web service and XML, which are new in SQL Server 2005
* Available as an eBook to download immediately
Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a comprehensive ETL tool that made its debut with SQL Server 2005. It is a tool tightly integrated with the Visual Studio 2005 having all the functionalities that its forerunner DTS (Data Transformation Services) had in SQL Server 2000. This does not mean that it is just an improvement over DTS but a product which is totally different with a vastly improved interface; an extensible architecture; an enlarged tool set; ease of integration with other SQL Server Tools such as Analysis Services; capable of supporting connectivity with third party databases and bringing into a central location many database management tasks.
The Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005 provides you with the basic knowledge that you should have before you move on to more advanced ETL [Extraction, Transformation, and Loading]. The book will also provide you with a comprehensive description of the many designer windows that you may encounter while working with the designer.
This guide provides you with the blocks to build a complete package. It describes each block using examples as well as detailing the nuts and bolts that hold the blocks in place. The majority of SSIS tasks are covered in this book, which are described in full in the summary of Table of Contents. You will start building packages right from Chapter 2 and continue on to Chapter 20 gathering and building upon your knowledge in each step.
What you will learn from this book? After reading this book you will be able to:
* Understand the Visual Studio 2005's IDE as related to SSIS
* Work with single and multiple tasks; working with more than 20 different tasks.
* Connect to Microsoft Access, Flat Files, Excel Spread Sheets and third party vendor product
* Link data source and data destination to a task
* Send emails and ftp files
* Transform data from a source going to a destination
* Use the scripting support that the IDE provides
* Monitor the data as it is being transported also new in SQL 2005 Server
* Learn tasks such as web service and XML, which are new in SQL Server 2005
* Understand how to use and handle events
Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005 provides you with the basic knowledge that you should have before you move on to more advanced ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Loading). In each chapter you will get a little background of the SSIS task that you are going to create. You will then step through the numbered steps, creating, configuring, executing, and reviewing the results. The book has minimal coding (only two chapters) and exclusively uses the Visual Studio 2005 Designer.
Who this book is written for?
This book is written for beginners in the developer track who are looking to get an exposure to SQL Server Integration Services; DBA's who are testing water with the Visual Studio IDE but without a wide programming experience; SQL 2000 Data Transformation Services users who are trying to move into SQL Server 2005 Integration Services; Microsoft programming professionals in Small Businesses who wear multiple hats (jack of all) - developer, programmer, and dba with a little bit of experience in each of these.
It is expected that you know how to manipulate window objects, like clicking; dragging and dropping; using contextual help, tabbing, etc. It is also expected that you are exposed to SQL Server database basics and that you understand connecting to a database server; querying the database; reviewing objects; displaying and reviewing properties of objects, etc. Very little coding skill is assumed except that you can logically follow a fully commented code.
This book is ideal for trainers who may want to teach an introductory course in SQL Server Integration Services or, to those who want to study and learn SSIS in a little over two weeks.
About the Author
Jayaram Krishnaswamy studied at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore India and Madras University in India and taught at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. He went to Japan on a Japanese Ministry of Education Research scholarship to complete his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Sydney University in Australia; a Government of India Senior Scientific Officer at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur; a Visiting Scientist at the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in Netherlands; a Visiting Professor of Physics at the Federal University in Brazil; an Associate Research Scientist at a government laboratory in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a visiting scientist at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada before coming to USA in 1985. He has also taught and worked at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation on a number of projects related to high energy electron accelerators / Free Electron Lasers. These projects were undertaken at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island and in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He has over 80 publications in refereed and non-refereed publications and 8 issued patents. He is fluent in Japanese and Portuguese and lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA.
He has been working in the IT related fields since 1997. He was once a Microsoft Certified Trainer in Networking and a Siebel developer. He has worked with several IT related companies, such as the Butler International in their Siebel practice; several other IBM sub contractors and smaller companies. Presently he is active in writing technical articles in the IT field to many online sites such as CodeProject, APSFree.com, DevShed.com, DevArticles.com, OfficeUsers.org, ASPAlliance.com, ITToolbox.com, databasedev.co.uk, cimaware.com, and many others. During 2006-2007 he wrote more than 200 articles mostly related to database and web related technologies covering Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, ColdFusion, Sun and other vendor products.
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