Monthly Archives: June 2009

Quick Tip for Specifying Columns in Source Components

It’s generally accepted* that when you are using an OLE DB Source or an ADO.NET Source, you should specify all the columns, rather than selecting the table from the dropdown, or using a SELECT * SQL statement. If you’re like … Continue reading

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Presenting at Midlands SQL PASS Chapter

I’ll be presenting at the Columbia, SC PASS user group on July 7. I’ll be speaking on “Getting Started with Analysis Services 2008”, which is a demo heavy introduction to using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008. If you want to … Continue reading

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Warning about Using String Variables in Derived Column Expressions

I ran across an interesting behavior in SSIS this week, and thought it was worth sharing. Occasionally, I’ll have the need to use the value of a variable (set in the control flow) in the data flow. The typical way … Continue reading

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Filtering Objects in PowerShell based on a List of Accepted Values

I was writing a script the other day where I want to return a collection of Services based on the name.  It took me a few minutes to figure out how to do this, so I thought I’d jot it … Continue reading

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