This is part 8 of the series of article on SSIS
In this article we are going to see on the scripting option
available with SSIS, which is nothing but the Script Task component in SSIS.
The very cool feature available in SSIS packaging is the Script Task, to
justify is many task components are available which performs a single operation
as per the nature of the task. But with this Script task we can perform our own
custom task on how the process should happen as per the business. We will see
the step by step process on how to use this task.
Before proceeding to the steps, in order to follow the
series of articles on SSIS go through the below link
SSIS Articles Part 1 to 6
Follow steps 1 to 3 on my first article to open the BIDS
project and select the right project to work on integration services project.
Once the project is created, we will see on how to use the Script Task
On the Tool box available in the right side pane, select the
Script Task component as shown in the below screen.
Right Click on the Script Task and select edit or double
click on the task component in order to go through the properties of the task
as shown in the below screen.
In the Script Pane, we have option as Script Language which
points to Microsoft Visual Basic .Net. We have only this option in SSIS 2005
version, if we have installed with SSIS 2008 then we have option for C#.Net as
well. Entry Point option is the place which we need to specify the main method
for the script which we are going to write. Readonlyvariables and
Readwritevariables are the options where we can use it for specifying the
variables which are used at the script. We can specify the variables in comma
separated format in order to use more than a single variable.
At the bottom of the pane you can find Design Script option
which is the main window where we are going to put the script code. Clicking on
that button will open the window as shown in the below screen.
As you see in the screen ScriptMain is the main method which
is going to act as the entry point. This window helps to put our own custom
logic as per the business using all the Visual Basic references and build a complete
So in this article we have seen on how to create a Script
task and write a custom code as per our requirement.