Author Archives: jwelch

Presentations at Atlanta’s BI Edition SQL Saturday

I presented this weekend at SQL Saturday #477 in Atlanta. It was a great event, very well organized. I appreciate all the attendees at my sessions – there were some great questions and comments. I promised that I’d publish my … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have Time for Testing?!

I wrote a post for the Pragmatic Works blog that I thought would be interesting for my readers, so I’m posting a teaser here. If you want to read the whole post, go here. I’ve been a big advocate of … Continue reading

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Advanced Scripting in SSIS

Last week I presented a session on Advanced Scripting for SSIS for Pragmatic Works. Thanks to everyone who attended, and all the great questions. I’ve had a few requests for the samples I used, so I wanted to make those … Continue reading

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Follow Up for Continuous Delivery Presentation at CBIG

I presented Continuous Delivery for Data Warehouses and Marts at the Charlote BI Group Tuesday night. They have a great group there and I look forward to going back. This is one of my favorite topics, and I always get … Continue reading

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Going to the PASS Business Analytics Conference

I found out recently that I’ll be able to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference this year, which I’m pretty excited about. Also, I’m not presenting at this conference, so I will actually get to relax and enjoy the sessions … Continue reading

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Q & A From “Unit Tests for SSIS Packages”

I did a webinar this week for Pragmatic Works’ “Free Training on the T’s”. The topic was “Unit Tests for SSIS Packages”. If you attended, thanks for taking the time! If not, the recording is now available at the link … Continue reading

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Where’s John These Days?

Apologies for the lack of updates to the blog recently. It’s been a very busy time, but hopefully things will settle down a bit now. Exciting news today (for me at least)! It was my first day as a Pragmatic … Continue reading

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Checking Whether a Character is Numeric

Check whether a specific character is numeric in an SSIS expression Continue reading

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Naming Columns for the Script Component

Naming columns is important for the Script component Continue reading

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Using OLE DB Connections from Script Tasks

Use OLE DB Connections from Script Tasks in SSIS Continue reading

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