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SSIS Parameters

SSIS Parameters

SSIS parameters help to ease the process of passing runtime values to SSIS packages. For values that can change over time, using parameters in SSIS is an ideal means of externalizing those runtime values. In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to get started using SSIS parameters. What Problem Are We Solving? To understand the need for ETL parameters, let’s first…

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SSMS Tip: Regular Expressions in SSMS

Regular expressions (or simply regex for short) have long been used by system administrators and data professionals for searching and manipulating text. Regular expressions allow the user to find, replace, and manipulate text based on the pattern they define in the expression. While every text editor allows simple search-and-replace capabilities, regex allows for searching for partial matches, using wildcards, and…