When extracting data, you don’t always a natural key handy. Sometimes the nature of the data negates any built in key, or perhaps there’s just not one present. For these situations the Task Factory SSIS Surrogate Key Transform, part of the Task Factory suite from Pragmatic Works, will meet your needs.
At it’s core it’s very simple, just add it to your data flow, provide a column name, seed value and increment value, and away you go. It’s almost so simple you don’t need a video, but our series wouldn’t be complete without including this little gem.