SQL SERVER – Running SSIS Package in Scheduled Job

I previously wrote article SQL SERVER – Import CSV File into Database Table Using SSIS. I was asked following question by reader that how to run the same SSIS package from command prompt. In response to the same I have written article SQL SERVER – Running SSIS Package From Command Line. Within few minutes of the blog post, I received email from another blog reader asking if this can be scheduled in SQL Server Agent Job.

Absolutely, SSIS package can be scheduled in SQL Agent Jobs. Here is quick note on how one can do the same.

First you can create new job from SQL Server Agent Menu.

Create New Step.

Select Type as SQL Server Integration Services Packages. Select Package Source as file system and give package path.

Now click on OK, which will bring you at following screen.

On next screen you can select schedule and configure desired schedule.

You can notice this is very easy process. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

82 thoughts on “SQL SERVER – Running SSIS Package in Scheduled Job

  1. Hi Pinal,

    This is very Blog..However I would like to add something about SSIS package Configuration. There is a tab just adjacent to General, calls “Configurations” which is used to specify the path of configuration file for SSIS package.
    MSDN says about configuration file “SQL Server Integration Services provides package configurations that you can use to update the values of properties at run time”
    Here is the Link for that

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms141682.aspx

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  2. What I would suggest to be considered is that the SSIS packages have several options for storage – file system or database store.
    I recommend the database store, since it is more secure, and it is easier to account for later on during system inventories and instance migrations.

    Feodor

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  3. hi this is prabhas this is very good website and this content [s most use full to every dba. can provide any one total t-sql script from db creation to performance tuning

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  4. Hi , I have issues with Automating SSIS Package as a Job. My issue was with a Oracle Source. Can some one provide any Links . Any useful information on Configuration of SSIS using Oracle Source.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Chow

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  5. what should i do if i want to pass parameter?

    for example:
    i want to run ssis package schedule but i want the date on the Sql query inside the package to be dynamically.
    i generally want to load from another table only the values with today’s date.

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  6. Hi,

    i created an ssis package which will be run monthly for fresh data to be imported in to the excel sheets. The first time i execute the package, it executes correctly but the next time i try to execute it, extra columns are being added into the files. How to resolve this?

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  7. I have a question : what account would a SQL job use to Run a SSIS Package using Config File where the package is stored in msdb database and the config file is stored on the local server to one of the drives ? But the config file reads/writes data from a N/w Share.. Currently i have set this up using the SQL Service Account which is Domain Admin and has access to everything, But now the requirement is to Run ALL Jobs under SA SQL Authentication account. I tested a job in DEV and it ran successfully in DEV generating the fle on the N/w Share but I am confused as how SA account would have access to N/w share to run successfully this job.. Thoughts/ Comments ?

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  8. Hi Pinal , This is my first SSIS package .

    My requirement was store data from MS acesss to Sql server tables every week ,I am using SSIS package for that and it does very well storing data into tables and archiving them to another tables.

    It works Great when I execute Manually,I would like to schedule job so tht it shuld run every week in smiliar fashion but it fails to connect the MS acess when I run job. I get wired error DTS_E_CANNOTACQUIRECONNECTIONFROMCONNECTIONMANAGER.
    I did lot of research on this but no luck. Final tot of checking with you . Please suggest me how to do this.

    thanks
    S

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    • hi S,
      I checked this post late, this is an issue with agent that it puts an extra “\ and \” at the end. Take this off from the sys.jobsteps of msdb. Track down the step name and go the command you will find all the connections strings…
      let me know it does not work for you.

      viren

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      • Hi Viren,

        I am getting the same CANNOTACQUIRECONNECTION error and am not able to see where the agent is putting the extra “\ at the end. Can you please provide details of where and how to check this?

        Thanks
        P

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        • Hello,
          May be you have to check connection managers. Open your Integration Services Catalog right-click and click “Configure”, there you will see Connection Managers for packages.

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  9. Hi Pinal

    Your answers and suggestions are really useful.
    I need your help in the SSIS package i am developing to take the data from an excel file (source), and then matches the data with a table.the data which matches on a basis of a column should go in a diffrent excel file and the data which does not match, should go in another excel file.

    I am trying to use Merge Join, is that the correct option i have picked, or i should do it another way. Please suggest.

    I wanted to show you the data flow task but i am not able to paste the snapshot here.

    i have taken the following things in the order:

    1) Excel source file and also 1) OLEDB source fot the table
    2) Data Conversion task and 2) sort for table
    3)Sort for excel file
    4) Merge which is taking input from 3) on the left side and also from 2) on the right side.
    5)EXcel destination

    BUt there is an error in step 4)

    please help

    Thanks
    Taruna

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  10. I am a newbie to SSIS.
    I need to create a job that imports a semicolon seperated text file to a SQL Table.
    I need to run that job monthly to import the file that stores the login information of all the users logged on and time they logged off etc.
    Please suggest how to do that

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  11. hello sir,
    this is guna. I have doubt on ssis .the .dtsx file has been executed in ssis succesfully.And it was fails in sqlserver agent.what is reason can you reply me….

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  12. i have created the job but when i tried to execute it i had an error regarding some logon error.

    Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password. The step failed

    please help me

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  13. hi all…i’m trying to execute the ssis i’ve created using bids (visual studio 2010). the package runs without problem when executed manually in bids..however when i followed above steps error is encountered…please help.
    thanks in advance.

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  14. Hi Pinal,

    Thank you for your article. I had also developed Job in the same way you had created. But it doesn’t execute automatically. I have to right click on Job name and have to execute it by clicking on Start Job as Step. What should I do to execute it automatically? From someone I got idea of SSIS package, but it asks for .dtsx file and I don’t know how to create .dtsx file. I go through the internet on following urt. It has so many steps that I cannot create SSIS package. Please guide me and please give me reply on [email removed]

    Thanks
    Himanshu

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  15. Please consider the following scenarios and questions.
    Scenario 1:
    I run an SSIS package from a SQL Agent job. While the SSIS package is executing, I stop the SQL Agent job.
    Does the SSIS Package continue to run?

    Scenario 2:
    I have an SSIS Package that retrieves data from a SQL Server instance on one of our remote office servers. The system uses this SSIS Package to retrieve data from several offices, so the specific instance configuration parameters are stored in a configuration database.
    Does SSIS 2008 permit concurrent instances of an SSIS package?
    Thanks for all of the great information you publish on this site. I visit regularly, and I always find your articles to be well written and useful.

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  16. Hi,
    I tried Scheduling the SSIS package. But the job fails with the following error in the logs.

    Log in Failed for the User. Reason: Password did not match that to the log in provided.

    I gave the right user id and password. Please Help !!!!!!!!!

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  17. I have a question regarding SSIS packages,
    say I have a SSIS package
    and many packages excutes the package aforementioned as “Excute package task”.
    Is there any way to get a list of all “excuting tasks” that excute ?

    is there any query I can use to attain this information?
    thanks

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  18. I was able to import data from a particular excel into DB via SQL Server Agent job scheduler, perfectly.

    But, now I came to know that.. the user will daily pull out an Excel Report ( perhaps with same Name+current-date as the file name) and drop that into the shared folder. Now the SQLServer Agent Scheduler ought to pick the latest excel and kindly append the data into the particular table of the database.
    My problem is while creating the SSIS package in wizard I will necessarily be giving one particular excel name in the DataSource. Any solution that you can suggest?

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  19. Hi Himanta,

    Use this routine
    How to add dates dynamically to a text file with SSIS
    Sometimes it’s important to create text files and label them with a date at the end. Or you import text files and they contain dates in them. In DTS you would use global variables, and then dynamic properties to do this. However that has all changed in SSIS. There are no more dynamic variables properties in SSIS.

    Case Example: You have a sales report which you send off to a client on a daily basis. In order for the client to know which file is for what day, he/she wishes that you label the text files with the date in the file name.

    Example :Rpt_Product_Sales_yyyymmdd.csv so it can be something like Rpt_Product_Sales_20070107.csv

    1) You must first create a variable. You need to declare it as a string. Here I created a variable called ‘path’ and declared it a string data type.
    This is the place where you want to enter the path \\server1\file\location\Rpt_Product_Sales_

    2) Set up your Data Flow in the Control Flow. In this example, I will be taking data from my DB and dumping it into a text file.

    3) Next you will want to right click on your flat file connection and goto properties. After that on the properties box, you will need to locate ‘Expressions’ and hit the box to the right of it.

    4) When you have click on the box to the right of ‘Expressions’ in the properties of the Flat file connection, you should get the screen below.

    5) You will want to select ‘ConnectionString’ from the property side.

    6) After that, you need to click on the box that is to the right of ‘ConnectionString’, under ‘Expressions’. The expression builder box will show up. Here is where you will do the scripting to add dates in the file name.

    First find the variable which you created in step 1. Drag that into the Expression builder workspace. That’s the path and the file name which we created in the Flat File Connection Manager. After you dragged the variable down, you can hit ‘Evaluate Expression’ and it will show you the path and name. In our example it’s c:\Rpt_Product_Sales_

    Here is where we add the code.

    @[User::path] +
    (DT_STR,4,1252) DatePart(“yyyy”,getdate()) +
    Right(“0″ + (DT_STR,4,1252) DatePart(“m”,getdate()),2) +
    Right(“0″ + (DT_STR,4,1252) DatePart(“d”,getdate()),2) + “.csv”

    This is what I entered into the work space. I wanted the file name to be Rpt_Product_Sales_yyyymmdd.csv. The above accomplishes the task. You will notice that I’m padding the left side of Month and Day with a leading ‘0’ (zero) then using Right function to take 2 characters. I’m also using the DatePart function as well to get the year, month, and day from the getdate() function.

    Enter the info and then click on ‘Evaluate Expression’ and if you have done it correctly you will have your dynamic file name with a date.

    Hit okay and debug your SSIS package.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email [email removed]

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  20. Hi, I have data with data type decimal (6,2) in my database. I would like to have output in flat file to be like 2.00 + space with the remaining length. For example, the data is 2.00 and I want the output looks like “2.00 ” (the length is 7 char). Anyone has suggestion on this? Thanks for your kind help.

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  21. Hi Pinal ,

    Thanks … But i have a question …. How to create a SQL server agent job ? From where we need to create a new job ?

    one more requirement for me …

    I need to create a new folder in my personal location dynamically every new month . is that possible from SSIS

    Kindly help

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    • Hi Athrey,

      To create a SQL server agent job you need to have the access of SQL server agent and if it stopped then do right click on SQL server agent and run its services.
      When you expand the SQL Server agent then there is an option of JOB do right click on that and create a new job. You will see there are so many types of SQL server agent job in your case you need to choose SQL Server integration services from the drop down menu of SQL job types.

      And if you want to create a new folder in your personal location you have to choose file system task in SSIS package and operation should be create directory in that and configure it with the Folder name and the location of that. When you will ready with SSIS create a new SQL server agent job which will run your .dtsx and schedule it to run 1st day of every month.

      If you want then I can give you sample code for SSIS and SQL server agent job to achieve your goal.

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  22. I have got dialogue box added to SSIS package,through script at the end,that populates when process is completed.

    But it throws the below error when called from SSMS job “Script Task: Error: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation”

    Script has just below code is in C#

    System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show(“Process has completed”);

    Please clarify.

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  23. Hello Pinal,

    There is service account where we are using in 25-30 servers, is there any package / tool update the service account at one shot instead of updating each server?

    [email]

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  24. I have a sql job which calls a wcf service (ssis web service task). The sql job step times out after 5 minutes and the job terminates with an error, but the service takes over an hour to complete. Is there any way to keep the sql job running until the service completes?

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    • Hi Crelp,

      You can set the retry attempt value in SQL agent job, when you will define it then SQL job will run itself after a period of time and yes you can also define the end time for that so that finally SQL job stop to retry itself…

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  25. Hi Pinel

    pls tell me what the required permissions to edit the SSIS package configurations in SQL Server agent, when it configured in below manner

    Package Source : SQL Server
    Server : SQL Instance Name.

    I am facing the issue. I have given the permissions to a windows user as
    below.

    Mapped to msdb database and gave .

    ssisadmin
    ssisltduser
    ssisoperator
    sqlagentoperatorrole
    sqlagentreaderrole
    sqlagentuserrole

    I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 enterprise.

    but still user is unable to edit the package.

    the options are grayed out.

    I need to give permissions to edit the package with out giving sysadmin permissions.

    Please help me to fix.

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  27. Hello Pinal:
    I didn’t find either my question or answers in this thread, so here it goes:
    Would it be possible create a job to send a .csv file (and I’ve done this first part several times) in a zip file and password protected.
    Thanks

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  28. Hi,
    My env is like, i am retrieving files from SFTP location(csv files) & mapping is done from my end.I execute it from my system works fine. Now if i want to deploy pkg on Sql server box for scheduling through Sql server Job agent, do those files also need to reside on sql server ?or just giving access to filepath mentioned in flat source conn manager to userid which runs job agent will suffice?

    Regards,
    Chaitanya

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    • Hi Chaitanya,

      Have you created a variable for holding the path of SFTP files…? My suggestion would be to crate a variable for this and use it in your configuration file.
      Now no matter where your files are SSIS will automatically pick the path from variable through Config file and SQL Server agent Job will execute the SSIS.

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      • Hi Deepak,
        Our AI team does this job for me(downloading files from SFTP to shared location). I havent taken any variable to hold path nor prepared config file. Just mentioned path in flat file conn manager. Will this siffice requirement? What all access related things i should consider?

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        • Hi Chaitanya,

          Yes to store the values in connection manager will also work and I believe it will suffice requirement.
          But again I will suggest to use config file rather then to hard-code values in SSIS itself. This will help you in future to change SFTP location easily without deploy SSIS package.

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  29. Hi,

    Can we directly read a csv file from SFTP location without downloading to local system from SSIS? I can use FTP task component but it will download files from FTP location. My requirement is to read files from SFTP location without downloadinng them elsewhere due to confidentiality/misuse of data.

    Regards,

    Chaitanya

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      • Hi Chaitanya,

        While working with files on SFTP you would have to download them. For the sake of confidentiality/misuse of data you can tell to your state side partners to provide files encrypted mode (eg. pgp encryption) and once you download the files to your local server decrypt them and after process delete the files.

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  30. Hi , Sorry to bother you again. I am facing issue with data. I have 3 columns in csv file. Its text qualifier is “. column delimeter is comma(,). Now i have some extra comma in data like “column1″,”column2, “,”column3″ . When i load data with these setting column 2 doesnt get loaded properly. Any setting i am missing here?

    Regards,

    Chaitanya

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    • Hi Chataniya,

      The data “column1″,”column2,”,”column3″ will store in database like
      Column1 Column2, Column3
      That means SSIS will store “Column2,” (Comma in last) instead of “Column2”. I believe there is no direct way to handle this only in Flat File connection Manager.
      You need to use Derived Column Transformation and use Replace or Substring function in expression to remove extra comma (,) after Column2, to make it Column2.

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  31. Hi Deepak,
    Thanks for reply. What happens now is column1 is stored properly. In column2 first part value i.e before comma value is stored and next part is stored in 3rd column thus each value pushing one column fwd. Is there any ways?

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  32. hi’
    i am using sql management studio 2008 R2, i have created ssis package. while running manually, data export into text file in a specified path. wheres when i am schduling a job it is giving error as “unable to open step output file. The step failed”. Please any one suggest to rectify the error

    Thanks in advance
    saravanan

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    • Hi Saravanan,

      There may be one of the below reason of this error:
      1. The file you are using for export is either open or used by someone else or
      2. SQL Server Agent account do not have sufficient privileges to export the data.

      for the resolution of this problem you may try:
      1. Try to change path of export file (eg. change it to C:\ drive to D:\ drive)
      2. Use Proxy account for SQL Server agent.

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  33. Hi ,

    I have used data flowtask inside Foreach file enumerator. & due to deployement i have enabled config file. So do i need to change connection string of foreach container as well as conn string of source file components? or just changing conn string of foreach comp is fine? i need to migrate to QAfrom Dev.

    Thanks..

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  34. Hi,
    I am really new in SSIS and I want some help.
    I want to display some data from a table every first day of month (not previous) and every first day of year.
    Is there any way to do this?
    I cannot find SQL server Agent menu!!

    Please help!

    Thanks!!!

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    • HI Tina,
      I am not clear @ requirement. U want to load data on every first day of month? Can u specify more clearly what ur doing & where ur stuck?

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      • firstly thanks for responding..
        I have some data stored in a db and they change every day.
        I want to be able to see all the changes from the day i add the data but only in FIRST DAY OF EVERY MONTH.

        for example i add data at 2/3/2013 then i make changes at 4/3/2013, then i make changes again at 7/3/20133, then i make changes again at 8/3/20133 and so on …….
        so i want to see at 1/4/2013 (or 1/5/2013 or 1/6/2013) all the previous changes.

        I hope its better.
        In any case thanks a lot!!!!

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  35. Hi,
    I have developed pkg using ssis 2008. I have used config file. At last step i have used file sys task to move files from one loc to another. But pkf fails at that step. saying you do not have access to path.
    I have verified that user name can create folder in destination path so i have right. what could be the checklist?

    Regards,
    Chaitanya

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  36. Hi,
    I have error when run my SSIS package from Job schedule.
    Can u help me to solve my this error? Thank’s

    Date,Source,Severity,Step ID,Server,Job Name,Step Name,Notifications,Message,Duration,Sql Severity,Sql Message ID,Operator Emailed,Operator Net sent,Operator Paged,Retries Attempted
    09/02/2013 15:09:00,SSIS ETL Job Test,Error,0,HOST123,SSIS ETL Job Test,(Job outcome),,The job failed. The Job was invoked by User HOST123\Administrator. The last step to run was step 1 (Test Job Step).,00:00:00,0,0,,,,0
    09/02/2013 15:09:00,SSIS ETL Job Test,Error,1,HOST123,SSIS ETL Job Test,Test Job Step,,Executed as user: HOST123\Administrator. Microsoft (R) SQL Server Execute Package Utility Version 10.50.1600.1 for 64-bit Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 2010. All rights reserved. Started: 3:09:00 PM Error: 2013-09-02 15:09:00.77 Code: 0xC0047062 Source: Data Flow Task ADO NET Source [1] Description: System.Data.Odbc.OdbcException: ERROR [IM014] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection.HandleError(OdbcHandle hrHandle RetCode retcode) at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnectionHandle..ctor(OdbcConnection connection OdbcConnectionString constr OdbcEnvironmentHandle environmentHandle) at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnectionOpen..ctor(OdbcConnection outerConnection OdbcConnectionString connectionOptions) at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options Object poolGroupProviderInfo DbConnectionPool pool DbConnection owningObject) at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreateNonPooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection DbConnectionPoolGroup poolGroup) at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection) at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory) at System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection.Open() at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.ManagedHelper.GetManagedConnection(String assemblyQualifiedName String connStr Object transaction) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Wrapper.IDTSConnectionManager100.AcquireConnection(Object pTransaction) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.DataReaderSourceAdapter.AcquireConnections(Object transaction) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.ManagedComponentHost.HostAcquireConnections(IDTSManagedComponentWrapper100 wrapper Object transaction) End Error Error: 2013-09-02 15:09:00.77 Code: 0xC0047017 Source: Data Flow Task SSIS.Pipeline Description: component “ADO NET Source” (1) failed validation and returned error code 0x80131937. End Error Error: 2013-09-02 15:09:00.77 Code: 0xC004700C Source: Data Flow Task SSIS.Pipeline Description: One or more component failed validation. End Error Error: 2013-09-02 15:09:00.77 Code: 0xC0024107 Source: Data Flow Task Description: There were errors during task validation. End Error DTExec: The package execution returned DTSER_FAILURE (1). Started: 3:09:00 PM Finished: 3:09:00 PM Elapsed: 0.312 seconds. The package execution failed. The step failed.,00:00:00,0,0,,,,0

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  37. Hi Pinal,

    I am working on an SSIS Package and m a fresher to it. My requirement is i have to send email to a group of people when the package throws error or it succeds.. The email subject should have teh package executed date and time. M using the send email task at the end of Execcute SQL task and sends an email when it succeds and when it get fails.. M receiving the email. But my problem is that i have to show the Current package executed date and time in format in email subject. Also to show the error description in email body if the jobs get failed. Request you to please suggest some way. I tried the date and time thing using the user variable but dint succed in showing the date.

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  38. I have a question. I have an ssis package that I am trying to schedule. I have never worked with SSIS before – this is my first time. Each task is a stored proc and I have a rolling 12 month date range for the parameters. Until now I have just opened the package and changed the date for the parameters. If I schedule this package to run monthly – whats the best way to do the stored proc parameters? Should I edit each stored procs date range parameter to run the 12 months using getdate () or is there a better solution?

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  39. I pinal I have a question,
    I have one SP, which calls through one of my job.
    I want the logic which gives me whether SP executed through job or Executed manually.
    I have searched a lot in Sysjobs, sysJobistory, sysjobActivity.
    please help me to get out of this problem.

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  40. How do we schedule a job to run on a quarterly basis?
    I tried scheduling the job to run on the first weekday of every 3 months once and when i create the job on the Jan 1st of a year. It all works fine. But when i create the same job in any other months, it runs the job the next month from the date in which it has been created. Looks like it is not considering the start date which is given as Jan 1st. Can you please help me sort out this issue?

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  41. Hi,

    Does this SQL Server Agent requires additional privileges apart from having a simple database user account? This is my first SSIS project to take up.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Deekshit

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