Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SSIS Step by Step 004 - Output XML Data from database

SSIS Step by Step 004 - Output XML Data from database

Requirement & Preface

There's a table Order, we need to output its records to an XML file.

What's new in this post ?
1. How to output data to an XML file?


1. Create a new package - CH03-DEMO01-DataToXML.dtsx
We need to create two variables as screenshot shows:

FilePath - to define the location of output XML file.
OrderXMLString - All data from Order table will be saved as a XML string.

2. EST_DataToXML Task Editor

The ResultSet should be XML.
The SQL Statement should be:

SELECT [Order].OrderID,
FROM dbo.[Order] AS [Order] FOR XML AUTO

3. Result Set Pane

We defined a string-type variable to this XML string returned by SQL query.

Please see this SQL

The reason why I process it in this way, because there's no XML destination tool in data flow. So I have to save all data into a string, then use script task to output it to an XML file.

4. Script task

Codes inside:

public void Main()
            string content = Dts.Variables["User::OrderXMLString"].Value.ToString().Replace("<ROOT>", "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\" ?><allOrders>").Replace("</ROOT>", "</allOrders>");
            string filePath = Dts.Variables["User::FilePath"].Value.ToString();

            StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(filePath);
            // TODO: Add your code here
            Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;

5. Execute this package and check the output XML file

Segements of outputed XML file -

This output XML file will be the source of next demo.

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