SSIS Recipes

Unzip Files with SSIS

Unzip Files with SSIS

In my last post I shared how to build a package in SSIS to perform simple file archive (zip) operations. In this post, I’ll show you how to go the other direction and unzip files with SSIS. Unzip Files with SSIS Similar to the file zip operation, this solution uses the following tools: 7Zip: This free utility manages the creation…


Zip Files in SSIS

Of the very many things SQL Server Integration Services does well, one of its shortcomings is that it does not have a built-in way to create compressed archive (ZIP) files. Generating such files is a common need in ETL processes, so it’s surprising that the fifth generation of SSIS still does not have a native task to manage this operation….


Downloading SFTP Files with SSIS

Accessing SFTP with SSIS

If you’ve used SSIS for any significant amount of time, you’ve almost certainly run into this roadblock: You need to download a file stored on an SFTP (secure FTP) server, but connecting to SFTP with SSIS is not natively supported. There is a built-in FTP task in Integration Services, but it is very limited in its functionality and will not…