When working with data, I often need to delete rows, but only rows for a specific set of keys I’m working with. The Task Factory SSIS Delete Batch Transform, from Pragmatic Works makes this easy. In this video, we’ll make like a barbarian king and hack and slash our way through data with ease.
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.
In previous videos, we’ve looked at some of the other data cleansing operations Pragmatic Works’ Task Factory offers, such as address parsing and case correction. Another common data cleansing task is trimming spaces or characters from the start and end of text columns. In this video, we’ll do some data cleansing with Task Factory’s Trim Plus transform.
XML has become the defacto standard for information exchange across the web. The Task Factory SSIS XML Destination, one of the many components found in Pragmatic Works’ Task Factory suite, makes it incredibly easy to create XML files from your SQL Server Integration Services packages. In this video, you will see just how simple it is to generate easy to read XML files.
Inserting and updating records is, without a doubt, the most common operation performed in any SQL Server Integration Services package. What a headache though, having to determine if the record exists, whether to insert it, stage it, etc.
All that goes away with the Task Factory SSIS Upsert Destination component, part of the Task Factory suite from Pragmatic Works. With one simple control you can handle both inserts and updates with ease. This video shows you how incredibly easy it is.
The Case Transform, an SSIS component in the Task Factory suite from Pragmatic Works, allows you to easy correct the capitalization mistakes found in many source systems. This video demonstrates how easy it is to use the Task Factory Case Transform SSIS component.
One of the most common tasks for SSIS developers is to replace characters or words in a column with a new set of characters, or a new word. Sure, you can use a derived column transform, then fiddle around with substrings, but geez what a pain that is. Fortunately Task Factory, a suite of SSIS components from Pragmatic Works, has a great tool to make this quick and easy: The Replace Unwanted Characters transformation. This video demonstrates how easy it is to use.
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