Monthly Archives: July 2007

PerformancePoint Plan and Time

I’ve recently gotten started on a project using Microsoft’s new PerformancePoint Server (PPS) Plan software. I’m actually writing this on a flight back from Seattle after meeting with the PPS team. It was a valuable trip, and I learned a … Continue reading

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Iterative Development In BI

One of the staples in agile (and many other methodologies) development is the idea of iterative development. That’s the idea that, rather than doing an entire project in one big pass, it is broken up into smaller iterations. Each iteration ideally consists … Continue reading

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x64 Development and Visual Studio Assembly References

This is a Random Bits post – not on my normal BI related topics, but something I found useful and wanted to record somewhere in case it could help someone else. I recently upgraded to a new laptop running Vista 64-bit. … Continue reading

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Unit Testing In SSIS

I’d put in a request for additional support for unit testing in Integration Services on Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=276292). Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will make the cut for SQL Server 2008. I used automated unit testing extensively when I was more … Continue reading

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Processing a Flat File with Header and Detail Rows

It’s been tough finding time to write any content recently, but this was a scenario that came up recently both at work and on the forums, so I decided to write it up. It’s another variation on processing flat files … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 – Using Merge From SSIS

In my last post, I talked about using the new MERGE statement in SQL Server 2008. It allows you to merge the data in a result set with a table, based on a join condition that you specify. This is … Continue reading

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