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Posted - 06/18/2013 :  16:18:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

How would I do this in SSIS?
- I have an Excel file that has columns: A and B
- DB table has these columns too.
- The SSIS task is to update column B in the DB table with the value supplied by column B that matches column A in the spreadsheet.

123 abc

If 123 exists in the table then for that record, update column B with abc.


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Posted - 06/18/2013 :  16:22:28  Show Profile  Visit ditch's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Load the excel file in ssis into a "staging" table - just some other table with the same layout.
Next task in the SSIS package must be a sql task which will be a Merge statement or a update statement setting column B to the value of B from the staging table where there is a match on the values of column A of both tables.

Not too difficult really.

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Posted - 06/19/2013 :  01:11:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if you dont want to use SSIS you could simply do it in T-SQL using OPENROWSET

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