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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - Connection Managers in SSIS

Posted by Karthikeyan Anbarasan Articles | SQL Server April 25, 2011
This article is about the various connection managers available in SSIS packaging and the purpose of each transformation. This is part 55 of the series of articles on SSIS.
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Introduction:


This article is about the various connection managers available in SSIS packaging and the purpose of each transformation. We have 17 different connection managers across the SSIS packaging in order to use it for different purposes.
You can look into my series of article on SSIS at the url - http://f5debug.net/all-articles/

List of Connection Managers:

S No

Name

Short Description

1

ADO Used to connect to ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) objects, like a recordset.

2

ADO.NET Used to access data sources by using a .NET provider and Microsoft SQL Server and XML

3

Cache Used to read data from the cached server or from a cache file(.caw) so that the data is stored in the memory.

4

Excel Used to connect to an existing Microsoft Excel workbook file for both Source and Destination processing of package

5

File Used to connect to an existing file or to create a new file and use as a source or a destination.

6

FlatFile Used to connect to a Flat file which acts like a source or a destination for the package to access and process the data across the platform.

7

FTP Used to connect to a File Transfer Protocol Server to fetch the data or to update the data to the server.

8

HTTP Used to access the webserver using the Hyper text transfer protocol to send and receive files across the servers

9

MSMQ Used to connect to the Microsoft Message queuing server to access the messages as a source or to update the message as a destination

10

MultiFile Used to reference to the existing file or folders or to create a new file and use it as a reference at runtime.

11

MultiFlatFile Used to access the file using the flat file as multiple data source like using inside a loop container to loop through the file and access the data

12

OLEDB Used to connect to the different data source using the OLEDB provider specifically used to connect to Microsoft SQL Server.

13

ODBC Used to connect to different relational database system using the open connectivity provider

14

SMOServer Used to connect to a SQL Management server objects to access for as a source or to update as a destination

15

SMTP Used to connect to a Simple Mail transfer Protocol server to access and send mail or to receive mails

16

SQL Compact Used to connect to SQL Server Compact database for light weight accessing of the server.

17

WMI Used to connect to the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in order to connect to the enterprise server for management.

Conclusion:


So in this article we have seen about the various connection managers used in the SSIS Packaging.

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