SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) -Import Data using Wizard


Introduction:

In this article we will see how to import data from SQL Server using the wizard which is provided with SSMS (SQL server Management Studio). Using SSMS we can perform many tasks like copying data from one server to the other or from one data source to the other in a variety of formats. Here our task is to do a transform of data from SQL server to Excel using the Wizard.

Steps:

Step 1: Go to Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2005 -> SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the list of server db's which we have to perform the task as shown in the following screen.

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Step 2: Once you locate the Database where we need to perform the transformation then Right click on the database and go to Tasks then select Import Data. It will open a welcome screen Click Next and move to the Datasource tab.

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Step 3: Choose a Datasource tab helps to select the source of the data transformation selected at the initial stage itself. Once the required information is selected, click on next and it will ensure that the destination source is selected. Here we will do the transformation from Excel to SQL DB. So select Microsoft Excel from the drop down list as shown below.

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Step 4: Now the destination data source window will open; here we need to specify the destination (in our example SQL Server DB) so select SQL Native Client from the drop down and Connections details to authenticate the connection as shown in the following screen.

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Step 5: Now we need to specify from which table we need to transform the data or we can write our own query based on what data needs to be transformed. Here we can select the table so mark that option and click on next as shown in the following screen.

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Step 6: Once we click on next button it will show the list of tables to be selected (from the Excel sheet). Select the table that we need to do the transformation and click on preview to double check the output as shown in the below screen and click on Next button.

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Step 7: Once we are done with the source and destination it will ask to save and execute the package. Click Next and Finish to complete the transformation as shown in the following screen.

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Step 8: Since we are given the option to save the SSIS package it will ask for the configuration on which server we need to save the SSIS. Or you can give a path to save the SSIS as show in the following diagram.

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Step 9: Once we are done it will show the process on the how the task is carried over and shows the final result on the tasks completed as shown in the following screen. If it's completed without any error it will Copy the data to the SQL DB table.

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Conclusion:

In this article we have seen how to use the Import Wizard to make a transformation and to execute the package using the wizard.