Readme_Process XML Data Package Sample
This sample works only with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2005.
The Process XML Data sample is a package that performs several sequential operations on a single XML data source. The package loads XML data, obtains a subset of the data by using an XPath operation, transforms the data to a standard flat file format using an XSLT operation, and finally writes the data to a text file. The package uses two XML tasks, one for the XPath operation, and one for the XSLT operation. The first XML task writes its result to a variable, which the second XML task uses as its data source.
If you run the sample on a non-English version of Windows, you may have to substitute the localized name of the Program Files folder to open or run the sample.
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Running this sample package requires the following:
- The sample package and data files that it uses must be installed on the local hard disk drive.
- If you intend only to run the sample package from the command line, you must install Integration Services.
- If you intend to open the package in SSIS Designer and run the sample package, you must install Business Intelligence Development Studio. For more information about how to install samples, see ReadmeInstalling Sample Integration Services Packages_ in SQL Server Books Online.
Location of the Sample Package
If the samples were installed to the default installation location, the Process XML sample package is located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\ProcessXMLData Sample\ProcessXMLData\
The following files are required to run this sample package.
| File || Description |
| ProcessXMLData.dtsx|| The sample package. |
| Orders.xml|| The source XML data. |
| TransformToFF.xslt|| The XSLT style sheet used to transform the persisted XPath query results to a standard flat file. |
| XSLTResults.txt|| The text file that the sample writes to. |
Running the Sample
The package can be run from the command line by using the dtexec
utility, or can be run in Business Intelligence Development Studio.
If you are using a non-English version of Windows, or if you have installed the samples to a non-default location, you may have to update the ConnectionString
property of any file connection managers used in the package to run the sample package successfully. You should verify that the path used in the connection manager is valid on your computer, and if you need to, modify the path so that it uses the correct path to the sample files.
For this sample, you may have to update "Program Files" in the ConnectionString
property for the CreateExecute
Process_Dest and customers connection managers.
To run the package by using dtexec
- Open a Command Prompt window.
- Change the directory to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn, the location of dtexec.
- Type the following command: * dtexec /f "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\ProcessXMLData Sample\ProcessXMLData\ProcessXMLData.dtsx" *
- Press ENTER.For more information about how to run the package by using the dtexec utility, see the topic, "dtexec Utility", in SQL Server Books Online.
To run the package in Business Intelligence Development Studio
- Open Business Intelligence Development Studio.
- On the File menu, point to Open, and then click Project/Solution.
- Locate the ProcessXMLData Samplefolder, and then double-click the file named ProcessXMLData.sln.
- In Solution Explorer, right-click ProcessXMLData.dtsx in the SSIS Packages folder, and then click Execute Package.
Components in Sample
The following table lists the tasks, used in the sample.
| Element || Purpose |
| XML task|| The XML task, Perform XPath Operation, performs the XPath operation that extracts the orders for France and Mexico.The XML task, XSLT to Text File, formats the data. |
| File connection manages|| Three File connection managers connect to the XML, XSLT, and text files. |
The execution results of this sample package are saved to a flat file named xsltResult.txt, which is located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\ProcessXMLData Sample\DataFiles
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