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Moving SSIS Packages with ADO.NET Destinations Between 2008 R2 and 2008

As noted by Matt Masson from the Integration Services team, not much has changed in SSIS 2008 R2. In fact, R2 is pretty much identical, with the exception of the ADO.NET Destination. So if you are developing packages, you can build them using the 2008 or 2008 R2 version of BIDS, and they can be used in either environment successfully, as long as the package doesn’t have an ADO.NET Destination. If it does, a package developed in the 2008 R2 version of BIDS will give errors when you open on a machine with the 2008 version of SSIS installed. This is because the 2008 version of the ADO.NET Destination doesn’t know what to do with the new property added to the R2 version.

This wouldn’t be a big deal, if you could have side-by-side installs of BIDS 2008 and BIDS 2008 R2, but the install for R2 replaces the 2008 version of BIDS. So, if you need to move packages developed in 2008 R2 to 2008 (a common scenario for me), you have to do a little extra work. There are a few values that need to be removed or changed by directly editing the package XML.

As always, it’s a good idea to make a backup of your package before editing the XML directly.

Open the package in your favorite text or XML editor, and look for the section that contains <components>. Underneath that, you need to locate the <component> tag that relates to your ADO NET Destination (the sample below is easy, since the name is “ADO NET Destination”, but that’s not the typical case (you do give your components meaningful names, right?).

<component id="16" name="ADO NET Destination" componentClassID="{2E42D45B-F83C-400F-8D77-61DDE6A7DF29}" description="Writes to a database using ADO.NET provider." localeId="-1" usesDispositions="true" validateExternalMetadata="True" version="1" pipelineVersion="0" contactInfo="Writes to a database using ADO.NET provider.;Microsoft Corporation; Microsoft SqlServer v10; © 2007 Microsoft Corporation; All Rights Reserved; http://www.microsoft.com/sql/support;1">
  <properties>
    <property id="23" name="TableOrViewName" dataType="System.String" state="default" isArray="false" description="The Destination database table name." typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Controls.ModalMultilineStringEditor, Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Controls, Version= 10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">"sample"</property>
    <property id="24" name="BatchSize" dataType="System.Int32" state="default" isArray="false" description="Specify the number of rows per batch. The default is 0 which uses the same size as SSIS internal buffer. " typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">0</property>
    <property id="25" name="CommandTimeout" dataType="System.Int32" state="default" isArray="false" description="The number of seconds before a command times out. A value of 0 indicates infinite time-out. " typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">30</property>
    <property id="26" name="UseBulkInsertWhenPossible" dataType="System.Boolean" state="default" isArray="false" description="Specifies whether to use the SqlBulkCopy interface to improve the performance of bulk insert operations. Only certain providers support this interface." typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">true</property>
    <property id="27" name="UserComponentTypeName" dataType="System.String" state="default" isArray="false" description="" typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="None">Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.ADONETDestination, Microsoft.SqlServer.ADONETDest, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91</property>
  </properties>

Once you’ve located the right <component> tag, you need to make two changes:

One, change the version=”1” attribute in the <component> tag to version=”0”.

<component id="16"
           name="ADO NET Destination"
           componentClassID="{2E42D45B-F83C-400F-8D77-61DDE6A7DF29}"
           description="Writes to a database using ADO.NET provider."
           localeId="-1"
           usesDispositions="true"
           validateExternalMetadata="True"
           version="0"
           pipelineVersion="0"
           contactInfo="Writes to a database using ADO.NET provider.;Microsoft Corporation; Microsoft SqlServer v10; © 2007 Microsoft Corporation; All Rights Reserved; http://www.microsoft.com/sql/support;1">

Second, remove the entire <property name=”UseBulkInsertWhenPossible> element. You can comment it out, as shown below, or just delete it.

    <property id="25" name="CommandTimeout" dataType="System.Int32" state="default" isArray="false" description="The number of seconds before a command times out. A value of 0 indicates infinite time-out. " typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">30</property>
    <!--<property id="26" name="UseBulkInsertWhenPossible" dataType="System.Boolean" state="default" isArray="false" description="Specifies whether to use the SqlBulkCopy interface to improve the performance of bulk insert operations. Only certain providers support this interface." typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="Notify">true</property>-->
    <property id="27" name="UserComponentTypeName" dataType="System.String" state="default" isArray="false" description="" typeConverter="" UITypeEditor="" containsID="false" expressionType="None">Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.ADONETDestination, Microsoft.SqlServer.ADONETDest, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91</property>

If you have a lot of packages to move back and forth, you probably don’t want to hand edit this each time. I wrote a little application that will process a folder of .dtsx files, and strip the 2008 R2 information out. This is done using an XSLT transform (available in the source code). The application and source are available to download from my SkyDrive.