Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS): Getting started with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) using SSIS


Everything you need to get up and running with ETL design using SSIS. (recorded on SQL Server 2012)


Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes have become a necessity in IT today. Being able to move data from one place to another has become a cornerstone in just about every company worldwide. SQL Server provides Integration Services (SSIS) that allow database administrators (DBAs) and developers alike to create and deploy advanced ETL packages to leverage the data within their organizations.

Whether a company has one-time data copy or large ETL process to design, they want to be able to complete their work as easily as possible. With SSIS now being included with the SQL Server platform, it is one of the easiest and most cost effective methods available to a shop running SQL Server.

IT shops can have hundreds of software developers, all running and developing applications for SQL Server. In addition, hundreds of 3rd party applications run SQL Server for storage. All of this data, sooner or later, will require that companies be able to consolidate and analyze it. Familiarity with an ETL tool will become an absolute necessity when data needs to be moved for consolidation, reporting, and data mining.

Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) LiveLessons covers the basic building blocks of SSIS. Topics will include basic design, understand control flows, using data flows, and deployment and scheduling of packages.

SSIS is a complex tool with a lot of moving parts and whether you need the entire package to go from zero to an ETL developer, or just a handful of videos on tasks they are unfamiliar with, having a concise resource available is invaluable to IT professionals.

About the Instructor

Eric Johnson (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, CCNP) is co-founder of Consortio Services, and the company’s primary Database Technologies Consultant. His background in information technology is diverse-ranging from operating systems and hardware, specialized applications and development to a fair amount of work on networks. Since IT is really just a way to support business processes, he also acquired an MBA. In total, he has more than 15 years IT experience, with a good number of those dedicated to working with Microsoft SQL Server. Eric has managed and designed databases of all shapes and sizes and has delivered numerous SQL Server training classes and webcasts as well as presentations at national technology conferences. Most recently, he presented at TechMentor on SQL Server Replication, Reporting Services, and Integration Services. He also does a good deal of writing, including the four-part series "Tour de SQL" published in Redmond magazine and the book A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server (Addison-Wesley, 2008). In addition, he is active in the local SQL Server community, serving as the president of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users' Group.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Topics Covered

  • Learn about SSIS and be able to produce better packages for data manipulation
  • Gain an understanding of crucial topics like data flows, control flows, package deployment, and configuration management
  • Acquire the basics needed in order to maintain existing SSIS packages
  • Achieve an understanding of all the programmability objects in SSIS and the use of each
  • Attain an understanding of ETL process and how to best go about accessing and manipulating data

Who Should Take this Course?

Any developer or admin who has been given the responsibility of managing SQL Server. Also a good study resource for IT professionals pursuing Microsoft SQL Certification.

Course Requirements

Basic knowledge of SQL Server or another database management system. An understanding of basic data storage terminology is also helpful.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1–SSIS Overview

1.1 SQL Server Data Tools

1.2 Connection Manager

1.3 Control Flow

1.4 Data Flow

Lesson 2–Control Flow Basics

2.1 Execute Process Task

2.2 Expression Task

2.3 File System Task

2.4 FTP Task

2.5 Script Task

2.6 Send Mail Task

2.7 For Loop Container

2.8 Foreach Loop Container

2.9 Sequence Container

2.10 Precedence Constraints

Lesson 3–Data Flow - Sources and Destinations

3.1 Source Overview

3.2 OLE DB and ADO NET Sources

3.3 ODBC Source

3.4 Flat File Source

3.5 Excel Source

3.6 Source Assistant

3.7 Destination Overview

3.8 SQL Server and OLE DB Destination

3.9 ODBC Destination

3.10 Flat File Destination

3.11 Excel Destination

3.12 Destination Assistant

Lesson 4–Data Flow Transformations

4.1 Transformations Overview

4.2 Copy Column

4.3 Data Conversion

4.4 Derived Column

4.5 Sort

4.6 Aggregate

4.7 Multicast

4.8 Merge

4.9 Merge Join

4.10 Union All

4.11 Conditional Split

4.12 Lookup

4.13 Audit

Lesson 5–Using Scripts and Variables in SSIS

5.1 How Scripts Integrate into SSIS

5.2 Control Flow Scripts

5.3 Data Flow Scripts

5.4 Variables

5.5 Variables in Script

Lesson 6–Expressions

6.1 Expressions Defined

6.2 Identifiers

6.3 Literals

6.4 Functions

6.5 Operators

6.6 Components that use Expressions

Lesson 7–Performing Database Maintenance

7.1 Maintenance Plans versus SSIS

7.2 Backup Databases

7.3 Check Integrity

7.4 Run SQL Server Jobs

7.5 Notify Operator

7.6 Working with Indexes

7.7 Shrink Database

Lesson 8–Debugging and Troubleshooting

8.1 Metadata

8.2 Data Viewers

8.3 Package Logging

Lesson 9–Deploying and Storing Packages

9.1 Storing and Deploying Packages

9.2 Scheduling SSIS Packages

Lesson 10–SSIS LiveLesson Review: "Bringing it all Together" Demo

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