Monthly Archives: February 2009

Check for SQL Agent Job Completion

Recently, a user on the MSDN forums asked how to check an Agent job from SSIS to see if it’s completed. Once it had completed, additional steps need to be performed, for example, archiving flat files. However, this couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Presenting at the Spring SSWUG Business Intelligence Virtual Conference

I’m going to be doing 3 sessions at the upcoming SSWUG BI Virtual Conference. If you are interested in getting an introduction to SQL Data Services (SDS), I’ll be doing an introductory session on it, and then covering how it … Continue reading

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Developing a Foundation While Doing Iterative Development

In my initial post about doing iterative development for BI/DW projects, I mentioned that one of the challenges was developing a solid foundation while doing iterative development, especially in the first few iterations. If you are started from scratch on … Continue reading

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Code Snippets for SSIS 2008

If you develop in Visual Studio using C# or VB, then you are probably familiar with code snippets. They are little chunks of code that you can insert into your application and save you some typing. For example, if you … Continue reading

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Getting Business Value from BI Today

Today’s economy and business environment poses problems for many IT departments. Budgets are tight, companies are looking for ways to reduce headcount, and strategic investments are not very popular right now. Instead, companies are focusing on projects that have immediate … Continue reading

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