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Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services by David Dye, Michael Coles, Francis Rodrigues

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C H A P T E R  7

Source and Destination Adapters

“All rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full.”

—King Solomon

In SSIS, the data flow is your primary tool for moving data from point A to point B and manipulating it along the way. The data flow is a powerful concept that allows you to encapsulate your data movement and transformation as a self-contained task of the control flow. The data flow moves your data from a source to a destination, like King Solomon’s river moves water from its source to the sea. This chapter introduces the data flow and discusses data flow source adapters, destination adapters, and the new Source and Destination Assistants.

The Data Flow

The data flow is contained within the confines of the Data Flow task ...

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