- Create New Project of type Integration Services Project
BNow your package is ready to run. You run your package using F5 button or using Start Debugging menu item. As this package does not contain anything but still you can run it. Now let see the main components of Package designer.
Any package designer has below main section.
- Control Flow
- Data Flow
- Event Handlers
- Package Explorer
- Execution Result or Progress : (This will only apper if you run the package at least once.
Control Flow: This section contains the main exection work flow of the package. You can define you package execution steps and sequences here. It contains Tasks and Constraints.
Data Flow: This section contains details of Data Flow task like Data Flow Source, Data Flow Transformationa and Data Flow Destination. In short you can read data from source system, apply some trasformation and write back to destination system.
Event Handlers: This section is used to defined the task to be perrformed in case of error or some event like Task Start, Task End, Variable Chaned etc.
Package Explorer: Package explorer gives you the opportunity to see pakage as tree view. It shows all details about package which you see in all other sections.
Execution Result or Progress : This section only appers if you run the packages at least once. Progress section appears while package is running and it changed to Execution Rerult when you stop exection of the package. This section show the details and status of each Task execution.
Apart from above section Package has some more section which are important.
Connection Managers: This section appears only while you are in Control Flow or Event Handler Section. This section shows all connection available to package.
Vaiables: This section shows variable defined at package level or Task level. You can see veriable by Clicking on Variables menu on context menu of Control Flow designer or any Control Flow Item. You can also see variable in Package Explorer section under Variables node.
Aprat from above you can see Property window and Toolbox as you see with any Visual Studio application.
Next we will see how to use different section and details about different Control Flow Items and Data Flow item.
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