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What’s new in SSIS Denali CTP 3


We might have heard about lot of new things in SSIS Denali before the release of CTP 3. Now it is time to explore those feature our self . In my previous article, I have given download links and other useful references to learn and use SQL Server Denali.

Today, I am going to show the SSIS Denali CTP 3 new features and design interface visually.

Highlights at a glace

Generally, changes can be seen at Developer experience, Deployment & configuration  and enhancement in the existing features.

Developer Experience

  • Visual Studio 2010
  • New VSTA scripting environment (also based on VS 2010)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Shared Connection Managers
  • Icon marker (“Adorner”) to indicate Connection Managers and Variables with expressions
  • New SSIS Toolbox
  • “Getting Started” window with links to samples and videos
  • Variable window improvements
    • Variables created at the package scope by default
    • Button which allows you to move variables to new scopes
  • New data flow column mapper
  • Improved performance when loading packages in the designer
  • Simplified data viewers
  • New package format makes it easier to diff changes
  • Data Quality Services Cleansing transform

Other Features

  • Annotations auto-grow, wrap when you hit enter, and are persisted as clear-text
  • Auto-save and recovery in BIDS
  • Expression improvements
    • 4000 character limit is removed
    • New functions – LEFT, TOKEN, and TOKENCOUNT
  • Connection Managers validate in parallel
    • Can be taken “offline” individually
  • Better error messages for the Execute SQL Task
  • Option to allow automatic type conversion in the Execute SQL Task parameters and result values
  • Flat file source supports embedded qualifiers and a variable number of columns per row
  • Raw Files now include sort information
  • New Expression Task
  • Scripting engine improvements

etc….

Reference and learn more about SSIS from SSIS Team Blog. 

An introduction and walk through of SSIS Denali


Thanks for reading.

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  1. Lucas Souza
    August 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    very good, nice a job 😉

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