CSV files import automation

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CSV files import automation
Kostya Khomyakov
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A little bit about me
• SQL Server MVP from 2013
• MCSA SQL Server 2012
• Over 6 years of experience in Database Design and
Development in SQL Server
• Over 8 years of experience in enterprise application
development using C# language
• Speaker at SQLSaturday, 24HOP, SQLRally
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What’s This All About?
Learn how to develop Microsoft BI Projects faster, more consistently, and more
reliably than you ever thought possible…
… and have fun doing it.
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What will we cover today?
• Introduction
• Main blocks of CSV integration package
• Logical BIML steps for CSV integration package
• Live Demo. BIML from scratch
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Introduction
• a lot of SSIS packages are very similar
• packages importing data from different sources
• packages exporting data to other sources
• quite often .Net is used inside packages
• packages used for dimension updates
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• … but development takes a lot of time to create similar packages
Why not consider ETL processes as a set of models/patterns which
can be easily added or removed?
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Main blocks of CSV integration package
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Connection to a DB
Create Staging Tables
Create Flat File Connection
Config File Format
Transformation from CSV to Staging Tables
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• Connection to a DB
• FOREACH (csvFile in FilesCollection)
{
- Create Staging Tables
- Create Flat File Connection
- Config File Format
- Transformation from CSV to Staging Tables
}
Logical BIML steps for CSV integration package
1.00 CreateStagingTables.biml
2.00 CreateImportCSVPackages.biml
3.00 CreatePackageProject.biml
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Foreach (file in fileCollection)
{
Read 1-st line and get fields
}
Foreach (file in fileCollection)
{
a. Create Flat File Connections
b. Create File Formats
c. Transformation
}
Logical BIML steps for CSV integration package
Challenges with CSV files:
• Header Row Delimiter
• Column Delimiter
• Row Delimiter
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Should be defined as variables in .Net
+ add variables: Files Folder
Files Extension
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Create SSIS packages
automatic VS manual
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Live Demo
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Resources
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Twitter
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LinkedIn Biml User Group
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http://www.bimlscript.com
CodePlex
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http://www.varigence.com/mist
BimlScript
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http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4640985&trk=anet_ug_hm
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Biml-User-Group-Australia-5190127?home=&gid=5190127
Varigence Mist
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@BimlScript
@BimlDownunder
http://bidshelper.codeplex.com/
Biml Documentation
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http://www.varigence.com/documentation/biml/
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