May 122014
 

I have a client whose data is large enough that their cube needs to be partitioned monthly.  This process needed to be automated.  I would like to thank Vidas Matelis for posting the scripts he used to do this, here.  I started with his scripts and changed a number of things to get it to work in my environment.  This is done in SQL 2008. Here is how it works.

1.  Create schema and tables to hold the partition definitions
USE [yourdatabase]
GO

CREATE SCHEMA [config] AUTHORIZATION [dbo]
GO

CREATE TABLE [config].[SSASPartitions](
    [CubeName] [varchar](100) NOT NULL,
    [MeasureGroup] [varchar](100) NOT NULL,
    [Partition] [varchar](100) NOT NULL,
    [SQL] [varchar](3000) NOT NULL,
    [MinDateKey] [int] NOT NULL,
    [MaxDateKey] [int] NOT NULL,
    [NeedsReProcessing] [bit] NOT NULL,
    [LastProcessDate] [smalldatetime] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_SSASPartitions] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
(
    [CubeName] ASC,
    [MeasureGroup] ASC,
    [Partition] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO

CREATE TABLE [config].[SSASPartitionsBase](
    [CubeName] [varchar](100) NOT NULL,
    [MeasureGroup] [varchar](100) NOT NULL,
    [FactTableName] [varchar](3000) NOT NULL,
    [PartitionFieldName] [varchar](100) NULL,
    [TableStartDateKey] [int] NULL,
    [LoadType1] [varchar](20) NULL,
    [LoadType2] [varchar](20) NULL,
    [LoadType3] [varchar](20) NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_SSASPartitionsBase] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
(
    [CubeName] ASC,
    [MeasureGroup] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO
2. Add Execute SQL tasks to populate the tables with Measure Group and Partition definitions

This is the first container in the package, which simply populates the tables created in step 1.

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Add these Execute SQL Tasks to your SSIS package.

2a) Delete FROM SSASPartitionsBase

Delete FROM config.SSASPartitionsBase
2b) Insert Measure Groups

Below you will find some examples of rows to be inserted into the SSASPartitionsBase table.  This table is used as the base for building out the partition definitions.  You will need one record for each measure group in your cube, regardless of one or many partitions.  If you will require multiple partitions for a measure group, you must populate the PartitionFieldName and the TableStartDateKey so the script will know what SQL to write to define the partitions.

If you are pulling data into your cube using a query rather then directly from a table you must enter it here.

You may want to use LoadType if you will be defining different partitions for different data sets.  I am not using this because any of my measure groups that need multiple partitions will use the same periods for the partitions.  This will become clearer when we look at the Stored Procedure which populates the SSASPartitions table.

INSERT INTO config.SSASPartitionsBase
(
CubeName, 
MeasureGroup, 
FactTableName, 
PartitionFieldName, 
TableStartDateKey, 
LoadType1)

-----------------------------------------
--Single partition does not require PartitionFieldName or TableStartDateKey
-----------------------------------------

--FACT table with single partition
-----------------------------------------
SELECT 'Sales and Inventory' as CubeName, 
'Planning' as MeasureGroup, 
'FACT_Planning' as FactTableName, 
NULL as PartitionFieldName,
NULL as TableStartDateKey, 
'Planning' as LoadType1

UNION

--FACT table with multiple partitions
-----------------------------------------
SELECT 'Sales and Inventory' as CubeName, 
'Inv OH' as MeasureGroup, 
'FACT_Inv_OH' as FactTableName, 
'Date' as PartitionFieldName, --Required
'20070101' as TableStartDateKey, --Required
'Inventory' as LoadType1

UNION


--View on Fact Tables with multiple partitions
-----------------------------------------
SELECT 'Sales and Inventory' as CubeName, 
'Sales' as MeasureGroup, 
'vwFACT_Sales' as FactTableName, --Required
'Transaction_Date' as PartitionFieldName, --Required
'20070101' as TableStartDateKey, 
'Sales' as LoadType1

UNION

--Query on a FACT table with single partition
--no PartitionFieldName or TableStartDateKey
-----------------------------------------
SELECT 'Sales and Inventory' as CubeName, 
'Purchase Orders' as MeasureGroup, 
'(SELECT Expected_Receipt_Date, Product_ID, 
  SUM(Due_In_Quantity) AS Open_PO_DueTW_Quantity
  FROM FACT_PO AS PO WHERE (Due_In_Quantity > 0) 
  AND (Expected_Receipt_Date <= GETDATE()) 
  GROUP BY Expected_Receipt_Date, Product_ID) X' 
     as FactTableName,  
NULL as PartitionFieldName,
NULL as TableStartDateKey, 
'PO' as LoadType1
2c) Delete Current Open Period partitions

Because I have other SSIS packages that process the Open Period during the week, I need to have one partition in each multi-partition measure group that has a consistent name.  I have a naming convention like “Sales Current Open Period” or “Inv OH Current Open Period”.  The definition of the Current Open Period changes periodically, as a new monthly partition is created.  For example I might have a Current Open Period of Nov 1 to current day.  Let’s on November 30 a partition is saved off and the Current Open Period becomes Dec 1 to current day.  The Current Open Period partition needs to be dropped and recreated each time the script is run, to be sure that any new definition will be captured and processed.   Dropping it from the SSASPartitions table ensure that it will be reinserted with the updated definition.

Delete
  FROM [config].[SSASPartitions]
  WHERE Partition like '%Open Period'
2d) Update Process status of all partitions to be processed

Any single partition measure groups need to be reprocessed every time the script is run. We can identify these measure groups as those where MinDateKey=0.  This task flags these single partition measure groups to be processed.

  UPDATE config.SSASPartitions 
  SET NeedsReProcessing = 1 
  WHERE MinDateKey=0
2e) Execute sp_Execute_CalculateSSASPartitions to add any new partitions to the SSASPartitions table

This stored procedure kicks off a stored procedure which adds any new partitions to the SSASPartitions table.

EXECUTE sp_CalculateSSASPartitions 
Stored Procedure

This is the stored procedure which uses the SSASPartitionsBase table to populate the SSASPartitions table.

USE [yourdatabase]
GO

/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[sp_CalculateSSASPartitions]    Script Date: 05/12/2014 15:45:17 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO


CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_CalculateSSASPartitions]
WITH RECOMPILE 
AS 
BEGIN

SET NOCOUNT ON
PRINT 'Executing SP: CalculateSSASPartitions'

-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--Create temp table
IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#tmpPart') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #tmpPart
CREATE TABLE #tmpPart (
CubeName varchar(100) NOT NULL
, MeasureGroup varchar(100) NOT NULL
, [Partition] varchar(200) NOT NULL
, [SQL] varchar(3000) NOT NULL
, MinDateKey int NOT NULL
, MaxDateKey int NOT NULL
)

-----------Partitions using Archive tables-----------
INSERT INTO #tmpPart(CubeName, MeasureGroup, [Partition], [SQL], MinDateKey, MaxDateKey)
SELECT 
P.CubeName, 
P.MeasureGroup,
P.MeasureGroup + ' ' + D.PartitionName AS Partition,
'SELECT * FROM ' + 
    CASE WHEN D.PartitionName = 'Current Open Period' THEN P.FactTableName ELSE P.FactTableName  + '_Archive' END
    + ' WHERE ' + P.PartitionFieldName
    + CASE WHEN MinDateKey = MaxDateKey THEN '=' + CONVERT(varchar, MinDateKey)
    ELSE ' BETWEEN ''' + CONVERT(varchar, D.MinDateKey) + ''' AND ''' + CONVERT(varchar, D.MaxDateKey) + ''''
    END
AS SQL,
CASE WHEN D.MinDateKey < P.TableStartDateKey THEN P.TableStartDateKey ELSE D.MinDateKey END AS MinDateKey,
D.MaxDateKey
FROM config.SSASPartitionsBase P
JOIN (
    --Add FiscalYear/Month partitions up to Closed Period
    SELECT CAST(FiscalMonthID as varchar) AS PartitionName, MIN(DateID) AS MinDateKey, MAX(DateID) AS MaxDateKey
        FROM DIM_Date
        WHERE FiscalYearID >= (SELECT DISTINCT FiscalYearID FROM DIM_Date WHERE TheDate = CAST(DATEADD(year, -3, GETDATE()) as Date))
        AND TheDate <= (SELECT MAX(ClosedDate) FROM DIM_Closed_Period WHERE DataArchived = 1)
        GROUP BY FiscalMonthID
    UNION ALL
    --Current Open Period
    SELECT 'Current Open Period' AS PartitionName, MIN(DateID) AS MinDateKey, MAX(DateID) AS MaxDateKey
        FROM DIM_Date
        WHERE TheDate > (SELECT MAX(ClosedDate) FROM DIM_Closed_Period WHERE DataArchived = 1)
        AND TheDate <= (SELECT  MAX(ClosedDate) as MaxClosedDate FROM DIM_Closed_Period)
) D ON D.MaxDateKey >= P.TableStartDateKey

WHERE P.MeasureGroup IN ('Inv OH Orig', 'Inv OH','Sales','Sales Customer','Sales Transaction','Sales Cost')
ORDER BY D.PartitionName

-- -------------------------------------------------
-- Add measure groups that will not be partitioned
INSERT INTO #tmpPart(CubeName, MeasureGroup, [Partition], [SQL], MinDateKey, MaxDateKey)
SELECT P.CubeName, P.MeasureGroup, P.MeasureGroup AS Partition
, 'SELECT * FROM ' + P.FactTableName AS SQL
, 0 AS MinDateKey, 999999 AS MaxDateKey
FROM config.SSASPartitionsBase P
WHERE ISNULL(PartitionFieldName,'') = ''

-- Safety. If we miss any measure groups, add records as if they were not partitioned.
INSERT INTO #tmpPart(CubeName, MeasureGroup, [Partition], [SQL], MinDateKey, MaxDateKey)
SELECT CubeName, MeasureGroup, MeasureGroup AS [Partition], 'SELECT * FROM ' + FactTableName AS [SQL]
, 0 MinDateKey, 999999 MaxDateKey
FROM config.SSASPartitionsBase B
WHERE NOT EXISTS(SELECT * FROM #tmpPart T WHERE T.MeasureGroup = B.MeasureGroup)
-- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DELETE FROM config.SSASPartitions
FROM config.SSASPartitions P
JOIN config.SSASPartitionsBase B ON B.CubeName = P.CubeName AND B.MeasureGroup = P.MeasureGroup
WHERE
-- (B.LoadType1 = @Action OR B.LoadType2 = @Action OR B.LoadType3 = @Action) AND
NOT EXISTS(SELECT * FROM #tmpPart T WHERE T.CubeName = P.CubeName AND T.MeasureGroup = P.MeasureGroup
AND T.Partition = P.Partition)

PRINT 'Deleted partitions that do not exists in new list. Record count: ' + CONVERT(varchar, @@ROWCOUNT)

INSERT INTO config.SSASPartitions(CubeName, MeasureGroup, [Partition], [SQL]
, MinDateKey, MaxDateKey, NeedsReProcessing)
SELECT CubeName, MeasureGroup, [Partition], [SQL]
, MinDateKey, MaxDateKey, 1 AS NeedsReProcessing
FROM #tmpPart T
WHERE NOT EXISTS(SELECT * FROM config.SSASPartitions P 
WHERE P.CubeName = T.CubeName AND P.MeasureGroup = T.MeasureGroup
AND P.Partition = T.Partition
)

PRINT 'Inserted partitions that do not exists. Record count: ' + CONVERT(varchar, @@ROWCOUNT)
END

GO
3. Create Two Variables in your package

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4.Add tasks to Drop, Create and Process Partitions

This is the second and final container that uses the information created in the first steps to actually drop, create and process any partitions which are new or which need to be reprocessed.

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4a) Get DB Partitions List

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SELECT CubeName,MeasureGroup, Partition, SQL, NeedsReProcessing 
FROM config.SSASPartitions 
ORDER BY 1,2,3
4b) Drop Older Partitions and Current Open Partitions

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' Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Script Task
' Write scripts using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008.
' The ScriptMain is the entry point class of the script.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Math
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Data.OleDb
Imports Microsoft.AnalysisServices

<System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version:="1.0", Publisher:="", Description:="")> _
<System.CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Partial Public Class ScriptMain
    Inherits Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase

    Enum ScriptResults
        Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success
        Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
    End Enum
    

    ' The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
    ' To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
    ' and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.
    '
    ' To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables("MyCaseSensitiveVariableName").Value
    ' To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, Nothing)
    ' To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, True)
    '
    ' To use the connections collection use something like the following:
    ' ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB")
    ' cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;"
    '
    ' Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.
    ' 
    ' To open Help, press F1.

    Public Sub Main()
        '--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        'THIS PACKAGE WILL DROP ANY MISSING PARTITIONS AND ANY "CURRENT OPEN PERIOD" PARTITIONS
        '--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Dim ExecutionSuccessfull As Boolean = True ' If true, package executed without errors
        Dim PartListInDM(999, 2) As String ' expecting no more than a 1000 partitions.
        Dim DropPartCount As Integer = 0

        ' These objects capture execution results
        Dim oResults As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResultCollection
        Dim oResult As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResult
        Dim oMessage As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaMessage
        Dim dataBytes(0) As Byte

        ' These objects capture your partitions table
        Dim oOleDB As New OleDbDataAdapter
        Dim oTable As New DataTable
        Dim oRow As DataRow
        oOleDB.Fill(oTable, Dts.Variables("PartitionListInDW").Value)

        'Connect to SSAS database
        Dim oConnection As ConnectionManager
        oConnection = Dts.Connections("Cube")
        Dim sServer As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("ServerName").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim sDatabase As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("InitialCatalog").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim oServer As New Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Server
        oServer.Connect(sServer) ' connect to the server and start scanning down the object hierarchy
        Dim oDB As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Database = oServer.Databases.FindByName(sDatabase)

        If oDB Is Nothing Then
            Dts.Log("Did not find expected database: " & sDatabase, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom  package logging to see this
            ExecutionSuccessfull = False
            GoTo Done
        End If

        'Cube attributes
        Dim oCube As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Cube
        Dim oMeasureGroup As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.MeasureGroup
        Dim oPartition As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Partition
        Dim bNeedToDropPartition As Boolean

        Dim strCube As String           'Cube - Cube Name
        Dim strMeasureGroup As String   'Cube - Measure Group
        Dim strPartition As String      'Cube - Partition
        Dim strRowCube As String        'Table - Cube Name
        Dim strRowMeasureGroup As String 'Table - Measure Group
        Dim strRowPartition As String   'Table - Partition
        Dim bMatch As Boolean           'String match

        'Iterate through each partition in the cube
        For Each oCube In oDB.Cubes
            strCube = oCube.Name
            For Each oMeasureGroup In oCube.MeasureGroups
                strMeasureGroup = oMeasureGroup.Name
                For Each oPartition In oMeasureGroup.Partitions
                    strPartition = oPartition.Name
                    bNeedToDropPartition = True
                    'Sets bMatch to True or False.  If Partition name like '%Current Open Period' then bMatch = True
                    bMatch = strPartition Like "*Current Open Period*"
                    'Iterate through each partition in the table and check if it exists in the cube already. 
                    For Each oRow In oTable.Rows
                        strRowCube = oRow("CubeName").ToString
                        strRowMeasureGroup = oRow("MeasureGroup").ToString
                        strRowPartition = oRow("Partition").ToString

                        'If the partition exists then don't drop it, except "Current Open Period" partitions
                        If strRowCube = strCube And strRowMeasureGroup = strMeasureGroup _
                        And strRowPartition = strPartition And bMatch = "False" Then
                            bNeedToDropPartition = False
                            Dts.Log("PARTITION FOUND - don't drop" & strRowPartition & "  Partition : " & strPartition, 0, dataBytes)
                            Exit For
                        End If

                    Next


                    'If the Partition does need to be dropped, then add the Partition details to the PartListInDM string object
                    If bNeedToDropPartition Then
                        PartListInDM(DropPartCount, 0) = oCube.Name
                        PartListInDM(DropPartCount, 1) = oMeasureGroup.Name
                        PartListInDM(DropPartCount, 2) = oPartition.Name
                        DropPartCount = DropPartCount + 1
                        Dts.Log("Found partition that needs to be dropped: " & oPartition.Name, 0, dataBytes) ' You need to setup package logging to see this
                    End If
                Next
            Next
        Next

        'Write the XML based on the PartListInDM string object to drop the Partitions
        '-------------------
        'START CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------
        oServer.CaptureXml() = True
        Dim i As Integer = 0
        For i = 0 To DropPartCount - 1
            oCube = oDB.Cubes.FindByName(PartListInDM(i, 0))
            oMeasureGroup = oCube.MeasureGroups.FindByName(PartListInDM(i, 1))
            oPartition = oMeasureGroup.Partitions.FindByName(PartListInDM(i, 2))
            oPartition.Drop()
        Next i
        oServer.CaptureXml() = False
        '-------------------
        'STOP CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------

        'Execute the log that contains the XMLA commands and drop the Partitions
        oResults = oServer.ExecuteCaptureLog(True, False) 'Execute within transaction=True, Execute in parallel=False

        'Log errors and warnings
        For Each oResult In oResults
            For Each oMessage In oResult.Messages
                If oMessage.GetType.Name = "XmlaError" Then
                    'Errors
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom  package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = False 'Fail the Scrip Task
                Else
                    'Warnings
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom  package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = True  'Don't fail the Scrip Task
                End If
            Next oMessage
        Next oResult
        ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Done:
        oServer.Disconnect()

        If ExecutionSuccessfull Then
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Success
        Else
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Failure
        End If


    End Sub

End Class
4c) Check if this is Full Reprocessing

This will check to see if the full cube will be reprocessed, or just some of the partitions.

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SELECT CONVERT(bit, CASE WHEN PartCount = 0 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) AS NeedsFullReprocessing
FROM (SELECT COUNT(*) AS PartCount FROM config.SSASPartitions WHERE NeedsReProcessing <> 1) B
4d) Process All Dims

This will always process all dimensions.

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' Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Script Task
' Write scripts using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008.
' The ScriptMain is the entry point class of the script.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Math
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Imports Microsoft.AnalysisServices


<System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version:="1.0", Publisher:="", Description:="")> _
<System.CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Partial Public Class ScriptMain
    Inherits Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase

    Enum ScriptResults
        Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success
        Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
    End Enum
    

    ' The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
    ' To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
    ' and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.
    '
    ' To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables("MyCaseSensitiveVariableName").Value
    ' To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, Nothing)
    ' To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, True)
    '
    ' To use the connections collection use something like the following:
    ' ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB")
    ' cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;"
    '
    ' Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.
    ' 
    ' To open Help, press F1.

    Public Sub Main()
        '
        Dim ExecutionSuccessfull As Boolean = True ' If true, package executed without errors
        Dim dataBytes(0) As Byte
        ' Dim sProcessType As String = "ProcessFull"

        Dim oConnection As ConnectionManager
        oConnection = Dts.Connections("Cube")
        Dim sServer As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("ServerName").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim sDatabaseID As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("InitialCatalog").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim oServer As New Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Server
        oServer.Connect(sServer) ' connect to the server and start scanning down the object hierarchy
        Dim oDB As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Database = oServer.Databases.FindByName(sDatabaseID)

        Dim oThisIsFullReprocessing As Variable = Dts.Variables("ThisIsFullReprocessing") ' From variable
        Dim ThisIsFullReprocessing As Boolean = CType(oThisIsFullReprocessing.Value, Boolean)

        Dim ProcessType As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.ProcessType

        If ThisIsFullReprocessing Then
            ProcessType = Microsoft.AnalysisServices.ProcessType.ProcessFull
            Dts.Log("Will be doing FULL dimension processing", 0, dataBytes) ' You need to setup proper package loging to see this!
        Else
            ProcessType = Microsoft.AnalysisServices.ProcessType.ProcessUpdate
            Dts.Log("Will be doing UPDATE dimension processing", 0, dataBytes) ' You need to setup proper package loging to see this!
        End If

        If oDB Is Nothing Then
            ExecutionSuccessfull = False
            GoTo Done
        Else
            Dim oDim As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Dimension

            oServer.CaptureXml() = True ' Start capturing XML. 
            For Each oDim In oDB.Dimensions
                ' This will generate XMLA, but because CaptureXML is True, will not execute it!
                If (oDim.MiningModel Is Nothing) Then
                    oDim.Process(ProcessType)
                End If

            Next
            oServer.CaptureXml() = False ' Stop capturing XML
            ' Execute captured XML. First parameter Transactional, second parameter Parallel, third optional parameter: processAffected 
            ' These are very important parameters!

            Dim oResults As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResultCollection
            Dim oResult As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResult

            oResults = oServer.ExecuteCaptureLog(True, True)
            'oResults = oServer.ExecuteCaptureLog(False, False)

            Dim oMessage As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaMessage

            Dim bt(0) As Byte
            'Log the errors and warnings
            For Each oResult In oResults
                For Each oMessage In oResult.Messages
                    If oMessage.GetType.Name = "XmlaError" Then
                        Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, bt)

                        'The processing failed
                        ExecutionSuccessfull = False
                    Else
                        'It's just a warning. 
                        Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, bt)
                        ExecutionSuccessfull = True ' if you want to fail on warning, change this to False
                    End If
                Next oMessage
            Next oResult

        End If
Done:
        oServer.Disconnect() ' disconnect from the server -- we are done

        If ExecutionSuccessfull Then
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Success
        Else
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Failure
        End If

        '
    End Sub

End Class

4e) Get DB Partitions List
 

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SELECT CubeName,MeasureGroup, Partition, SQL, NeedsReProcessing 
FROM config.SSASPartitions 
ORDER BY 1,2,3
4f) Create Partitions that don’t exist in the cube

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' Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Script Task
' Write scripts using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008.
' The ScriptMain is the entry point class of the script.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Math
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Data.OleDb
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Imports Microsoft.AnalysisServices


<System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version:="1.0", Publisher:="", Description:="")> _
<System.CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Partial Public Class ScriptMain
    Inherits Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase

    Enum ScriptResults
        Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success
        Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
    End Enum
    

    ' The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
    ' To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
    ' and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.
    '
    ' To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables("MyCaseSensitiveVariableName").Value
    ' To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, Nothing)
    ' To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, True)
    '
    ' To use the connections collection use something like the following:
    ' ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB")
    ' cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;"
    '
    ' Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.
    ' 
    ' To open Help, press F1.

    Public Sub Main()
        '------------------------------------------------------------------------
        'THIS SCRIPT TASK WILL CREATE ANY PARTITIONS IN THE LIST THAT DON'T EXIST
        '------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Dim ExecutionSuccessfull As Boolean = True ' If true, package executed without errors

        ' These objects capture execution results
        Dim oResults As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResultCollection
        Dim oResult As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResult
        Dim oMessage As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaMessage
        Dim dataBytes(0) As Byte

        ' These objects capture partitions table columns
        Dim oOleDB As New OleDbDataAdapter
        Dim oTable As New DataTable
        Dim oRow As DataRow
        oOleDB.Fill(oTable, Dts.Variables("PartitionListInDW").Value)

        'Connect to SSAS Database
        Dim oConnection As ConnectionManager
        oConnection = Dts.Connections("Cube")
        Dim sServer As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("ServerName").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim sDatabase As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("InitialCatalog").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim oServer As New Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Server
        oServer.Connect(sServer) ' connect to the server and start scanning down the object hierarchy
        Dim oDB As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Database = oServer.Databases.FindByName(sDatabase)

        If oDB Is Nothing Then
            Dts.Log("Did not find expected database: " & sDatabase, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
            ExecutionSuccessfull = False
            GoTo Done
        End If

        'Cube attributes
        Dim oCube As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Cube
        Dim oMeasureGroup As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.MeasureGroup
        Dim oPartition As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Partition
        Dim strRowCube As String
        Dim strRowMeasureGroup As String
        Dim strRowPartition As String

        '-------------------
        'START CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------
        oServer.CaptureXml() = True

        For Each oRow In oTable.Rows
            strRowCube = oRow("CubeName").ToString
            oCube = oDB.Cubes.FindByName(strRowCube)

            If oCube Is Nothing Then
                Dts.Log("Did not find cube: " & strRowCube, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                Continue For
            End If

            strRowMeasureGroup = oRow("MeasureGroup").ToString
            oMeasureGroup = oCube.MeasureGroups.FindByName(strRowMeasureGroup)

            If oMeasureGroup Is Nothing Then
                Dts.Log("Did not find measure group: " & strRowMeasureGroup, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                Continue For
            End If

            strRowPartition = oRow("Partition").ToString
            oPartition = oMeasureGroup.Partitions.FindByName(strRowPartition)

            'If the Partition doesn't exist in the cube, then capture create it
            If (oPartition Is Nothing) Then
                Dts.Log("Need to create partition: " & strRowPartition, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                oPartition = oMeasureGroup.Partitions.Add(strRowPartition)
                oPartition.StorageMode = StorageMode.Molap
                oPartition.Source = New QueryBinding(oDB.DataSources(0).ID, oRow("SQL").ToString)

                If oMeasureGroup.AggregationDesigns.Count > 0 Then ' 
                    oPartition.AggregationDesignID = oMeasureGroup.AggregationDesigns(0).ID ' Take first available aggregation design
                End If

                'Capture XML to add the Partition
                oPartition.Update(UpdateOptions.ExpandFull)
                Dts.Log("Partition created: " & strRowPartition, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
            End If
        Next

        oServer.CaptureXml() = False
        '-------------------
        'STOP CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------


        'Execute the log that contains the XMLA commands and drop the Partitions
        oResults = oServer.ExecuteCaptureLog(True, False) 'Execute within transaction=True, Execute in parallel=False

        'Log the errors and warnings
        For Each oResult In oResults
            For Each oMessage In oResult.Messages
                If oMessage.GetType.Name = "XmlaError" Then
                    'Errors
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = False 'Fail the Script Task
                Else
                    'Warnings
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = True 'Don't fail the Script Task
                End If
            Next oMessage
        Next oResult
        ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Done:
        oServer.Disconnect()

        If ExecutionSuccessfull Then
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Success
        Else
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Failure
        End If


    End Sub

End Class
4g) Get DB Partitions List

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SELECT CubeName,MeasureGroup, Partition, SQL, NeedsReProcessing 
FROM config.SSASPartitions 
ORDER BY 1,2,3
4h) Process Newly Created Partitions

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' Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Script Task
' Write scripts using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008.
' The ScriptMain is the entry point class of the script.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Math
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Data.OleDb
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Imports Microsoft.AnalysisServices


<System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version:="1.0", Publisher:="", Description:="")> _
<System.CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Partial Public Class ScriptMain
    Inherits Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase

    Enum ScriptResults
        Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success
        Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
    End Enum
    

    ' The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
    ' To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
    ' and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.
    '
    ' To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables("MyCaseSensitiveVariableName").Value
    ' To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, Nothing)
    ' To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, True)
    '
    ' To use the connections collection use something like the following:
    ' ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB")
    ' cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;"
    '
    ' Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.
    ' 
    ' To open Help, press F1.

    Public Sub Main()
        '
        '------------------------------------------------------------------------
        'THIS SCRIPT TASK WILL PROCESS ANY NEWLY CREATED PARTITIONS IN THE LIST 
        '------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Dim ExecutionSuccessfull As Boolean = True ' If true, package executed without errors

        ' These objects capture execution results
        Dim oResults As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResultCollection
        Dim oResult As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResult
        Dim dataBytes(0) As Byte
        Dim oMessage As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaMessage

        ' These objects capture partitions table columns
        Dim oOleDB As New OleDbDataAdapter
        Dim oTable As New DataTable
        Dim oRow As DataRow
        oOleDB.Fill(oTable, Dts.Variables("PartitionListInDW").Value)

        'Connect to SSAS Database
        Dim oConnection As ConnectionManager
        oConnection = Dts.Connections("Cube")
        Dim sServer As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("ServerName").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim sDatabase As String = CStr(oConnection.Properties("InitialCatalog").GetValue(oConnection))
        Dim oServer As New Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Server
        oServer.Connect(sServer) ' connect to the server and start scanning down the object hierarchy
        Dim oDB As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Database = oServer.Databases.FindByName(sDatabase)

        If oDB Is Nothing Then
            Dts.Log("Did not find expected database: " & sDatabase, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
            ExecutionSuccessfull = False
            GoTo Done
        End If

        'Cube attributes
        Dim oCube As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Cube
        Dim oMeasureGroup As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.MeasureGroup
        Dim oPartition As Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Partition


        '-------------------
        'START CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------
        oServer.CaptureXml() = True
        'For each row in the table

        For Each oRow In oTable.Rows
            If LCase(oRow("NeedsReProcessing").ToString) = LCase("False") Then
                Continue For
            End If

            'Find the cube
            oCube = oDB.Cubes.FindByName(oRow("CubeName").ToString)
            If oCube Is Nothing Then
                Dts.Log("Did not find cube: " & oRow("CubeName").ToString, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                Continue For
            End If

            'Find the MeasureGroup in the cube
            oMeasureGroup = oCube.MeasureGroups.FindByName(oRow("MeasureGroup").ToString)
            If oMeasureGroup Is Nothing Then
                Dts.Log("Did not find measure group: " & oRow("MeasureGroup").ToString, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                Continue For
            End If

            'Find the Partition in the Measure Group
            oPartition = oMeasureGroup.Partitions.FindByName(oRow("Partition").ToString)
            If (oPartition Is Nothing) Then
                Dts.Log("Partition does not exists: " & oRow("Partition").ToString, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                Continue For
            End If

            'Capture XML to Process the Partition
            oPartition.Process(Microsoft.AnalysisServices.ProcessType.ProcessFull)
        Next

        ' If the Measure Group is linked, then process the entire Measure Group
        For Each oCube In oDB.Cubes
            For Each oMeasureGroup In oCube.MeasureGroups
                If oMeasureGroup.IsLinked Then
                    oMeasureGroup.Process(Microsoft.AnalysisServices.ProcessType.ProcessDefault)
                End If
            Next
        Next

        oServer.CaptureXml() = False
        '-------------------
        'STOP CAPTURING XML
        '-------------------

        'Execute the log that contains the XMLA commands and drop the Partitions
        oResults = oServer.ExecuteCaptureLog(True, True) 'Execute within transaction=True, Execute in parallel=True

        'Log the errors and warnings
        For Each oResult In oResults
            For Each oMessage In oResult.Messages
                If oMessage.GetType.Name = "XmlaError" Then
                    'Errors
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = False 'Fail the Script Task
                Else
                    'Warnings
                    Dts.Log(oMessage.Description, 0, dataBytes) 'You need to setup custom package logging to see this
                    ExecutionSuccessfull = True 'Do not fail the Script Task
                End If
            Next oMessage
        Next oResult
        ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Done:
        oServer.Disconnect()

        If ExecutionSuccessfull Then
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Success
        Else
            Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Failure
        End If


    End Sub

End Class
4i) Update Process Status

Indicate that all the partitions have been processed.

UPDATE config.SSASPartitions 
SET NeedsReProcessing = 0
,LastProcessDate = GETDATE()
WHERE NeedsReProcessing = 1

Thanks again to Vidas Matelis.  His scripts, here, were invaluable.

Sep 222013
 

This is a situation where the data from a number of tables with the same structure needs to be imported into a single table.  Rather than hard coding multiple data flows from source to destination, you can loop through each SQL statement using a single data flow by building a dynamic SQL statement.  This simple package loops through each table name to accomplish just that.  It also has a secondary loop to pivot some hard coded week numbers in the field names.

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The data source is a series of tables with the same structure. Each one holds a different set of planning data.  The fields have the fiscal month hard coded into the name, rather than have Week Number as an attribute.

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The destination not only needs to map multiple tables to a single table, but it also needs to pivot the fiscal month weeks.

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LOOP THROUGH TABLES

To accomplish this I hard coded the table names into the For Each loop, but an object variable could just as easily done this. 

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LOOP THROUGH FIELD NAMES (WeekNo)

 

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VB SCRIPT TASK TO WRITE THE DYNAMIC SQL STATEMENT

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In the script portion, write a simple script which uses the variables and embeds them in the SQL statement you are writing.  This outputs to your SQLStatement variable to be used in the data flow.

    Public Sub Main()
        '

        Dim WeekNo As Integer
        Dim TableName As String
        Dim SQLStmt As Object

        WeekNo = Dts.Variables("WeekNo").Value
        TableName = Dts.Variables("TableName").Value
        SQLStmt = "SELECT [Version Code] as Plan_Version, [Fiscal Year] as FiscalYear,[Fiscal Month Sequence] FiscalMonth, " & WeekNo & " as FiscalWeek, convert(numeric(38,20),[SLS NET $ W" & WeekNo & "]) as Sales, FROM " & TableName
        Dts.Variables("SQLStatement").Value = SQLStmt

        Dts.TaskResult = ScriptResults.Success
    End Sub

To set up the data flow, you must first enter a valid SQL Statement in the SQLStatement variable.  Your variable will then be replaced with a new one during each loop. 

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I hope you find this useful.

Sep 032013
 

At times I like to capture certain errors and events that occur in a Script Task in an SSIS package, and include them in the package logging.  In order to make this happen simply include the appropriate statements in your Script Task and turn on some custom logging within the package logging configuration.

Add a Dts.Log statments to your vb Script Task.  For example:

            Dim dataBytes(0) As Byte
            Dts.Log("Did not find expected database", 0, dataBytes)

In order for this message to be included in the [sysssislog] table simply right click on the package Control Flow surface, and select Logging. Within the Containers window, drill down to your Script Task.

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Check the box beside the Script Task until it has a black check mark, instead of a greyed out check mark. In the Providers and Logs tab select the log you want to write to.

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On the Details tab select the Events you wish to log, and be sure to select the ScriptTaskLogEntry.

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Click OK and you’re done.  Your custom messages will be included in the package logs.

Feb 282013
 

You’ll want to read my previous post Moving SharePoint List Attachments to the File System, to get all the details and requirements for setting up and running these SSIS script tasks.

This is an SSIS Package code which will iterate through the document library to get some relevant information about the documents, and then move specified documents from a document library to the file system.

I will just explain the two script tasks steps, as the rest will be specific to your task.

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Populate SP_ExpenseAttachments Sript Task

This code iterate through the document library to get some relevant information about the documents

using System;
using System.Data;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.IO;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Net;

namespace ST_573f63e769424529b4c14ec196d01e4f.csproj
{
    [System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version = "1.0", Publisher = "", Description = "")]
    public partial class ScriptMain : Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase
    {

        #region VSTA generated code
        enum ScriptResults
        {
            Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success,
            Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
        };
        #endregion

        /*
        The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
        To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
        and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.

        To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables["MyCaseSensitiveVariableName"].Value;
        To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, null);
        To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, true);

        To use the connections collection use something like the following:
        ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB");
        cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;";

        Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.

        To open Help, press F1.
    */

        public void Main()
        {
            // Read the Library document info and write it to a SQL table

            string SharePointSite = (string)Dts.Variables["SPSite"].Value;
            SPSite mySite = new SPSite(SharePointSite);
            SPWeb myWeb = mySite.OpenWeb();
            SPList myList = myWeb.Lists["ExpenseAttachments"];
            SPDocumentLibrary myLibrary = (SPDocumentLibrary)myList;
            SPListItemCollection collListItems = myLibrary.Items;

            foreach (SPListItem myListItem in collListItems)
           {
               String ItemId = myListItem.ID.ToString();
               String attachmentAbsoluteURL = SharePointSite + "/" + myListItem.File.Url;

                String attachmentname = myListItem.File.Name;

                //Set up SQL Connection

                string sSqlConn = Dts.Variables["SqlConn"].Value.ToString();
                SqlConnection sqlConnection1 = new SqlConnection(sSqlConn);
                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
                SqlDataReader reader;
                cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
                cmd.Connection = sqlConnection1;
                sqlConnection1.Open();

                cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO SP_ExpenseAttachments (WorkflowName,DocumentLibrarySharePointID,AttachmentName,AttachmentURL) VALUES ('Expense','" + ItemId + "','" + attachmentname + "','" + attachmentAbsoluteURL + "')";

                reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                sqlConnection1.Close();

                    }

                    Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;
                }
            }
        }
Read Attachment information and move Expense attachments

This code accepts a document id from a variable, populates some relevant information about the document into a SQL table and copies and renames the document to the file system.

using System;
using System.Data;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.IO;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Net;

namespace ST_573f63e769424529b4c14ec196d01e4f.csproj
{
    [System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version = "1.0", Publisher = "", Description = "")]
    public partial class ScriptMain : Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase
    {

        #region VSTA generated code
        enum ScriptResults
        {
            Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success,
            Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
        };
        #endregion

        /*
        The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
        To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
        and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.

        To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables["MyCaseSensitiveVariableName"].Value;
        To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, null);
        To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, true);

        To use the connections collection use something like the following:
        ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB");
        cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;";

        Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.

        To open Help, press F1.
    */

        public void Main()
        {
            // Read the document info and write it to a SQL table

            string SharePointSite = (string)Dts.Variables["SPSite"].Value;
            SPSite mySite = new SPSite(SharePointSite);
            SPWeb myWeb = mySite.OpenWeb();
            SPList myList = myWeb.Lists["ExpenseAttachments"];
            SPDocumentLibrary myLibrary = (SPDocumentLibrary)myList;
            SPListItemCollection collListItems = myLibrary.Items;

            int ItemID = (int)Dts.Variables["ItemID"].Value;
            String sItemID = ItemID.ToString();

            SPListItem myListItem = myList.GetItemById(ItemID);
            String attachmentAbsoluteURL = SharePointSite + "/" + myListItem.File.Url;

                String attachmentname = myListItem.File.Name;

                //Set up SQL Connection

                string sSqlConn = Dts.Variables["SqlConn"].Value.ToString();
                SqlConnection sqlConnection1 = new SqlConnection(sSqlConn);
                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
                SqlDataReader reader;
                cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
                cmd.Connection = sqlConnection1;
                sqlConnection1.Open();

                cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO SP_Attachments  (WorkflowName, DocumentLibrarySharePointID, AttachmentName, AttachmentURL, Moved, NewFileName) VALUES ('Expense','" + ItemID +"','" + attachmentname + "','" + attachmentAbsoluteURL + "','" + 0 + "','E' + RIGHT('00000000000' + CAST(" + ItemID + " as VARCHAR),11)" + ")";

                reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                sqlConnection1.Close();

                string MRI = (string)Dts.Variables["MRI_File_Location"].Value;
                DirectoryInfo dir = new DirectoryInfo(MRI);

                if (dir.Exists)
                {

                    // Create the filename for local storage using 
                    String FileExt = attachmentname.Substring(attachmentname.Length-4);
                    String ItemNum = "00000000000" + sItemID;
                    String ItemName = ItemNum.Substring(sItemID.Length, 11);
                    String FileName = "\E" + ItemName + FileExt;
                    FileInfo file = new FileInfo(dir.FullName + FileName);

                    if (!file.Exists)
                    {
                        if (attachmentAbsoluteURL.Length != 0)
                        {
                            // download the file from SharePoint or Archive file system to local folder 
                            WebClient client = new WebClient();

                            //download the file from SharePoint 

                            client.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
                            client.DownloadFile(attachmentAbsoluteURL, file.FullName);

                        }
                        //Mark record as Moved
                        sqlConnection1.Open();
                        DateTime Now = DateTime.Now;
                        cmd.CommandText = "UPDATE SP_Attachments SET Moved = 1, Moved_Date = '" + Now + "' WHERE WorkflowName = 'Expense' and DocumentLibrarySharePointID = '" + ItemID + "'";
                        reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                        sqlConnection1.Close();

                    }

                    Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;
                }
            }
        }
    }
Jan 212013
 

You can use a Script Task in SSIS to move SharePoint list attachments to the file system.  This C# code references the Microsoft.SharePoint assembly. It’s very important to note that the the SharePoint attachments have to be on the same server that the package is running on.  Thes means that the package can only run on SSIS installed on the SharePoint box where the attachments are.  You will need to install SSIS and the corresponding msdb database on your SharePoint server if it isn’t already installed.

This is what the final package looks like:

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Most of the these tasks are self explanatory and you’ll need to set up your own tables and logic to accomplish the goals of your package.  You’ll want a table that tells you which items have attachments.  See this post for details on how to import data from a SharePoint list.  Attachments is one of the fields you can import, which is simply a bit that says whether or not the list item has any attachments.

These are the variables used in the package:

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For Each Loop:

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Variables used in the script task:

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References needed in the script task:

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Here is the C# code:

using System;
using System.Data;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.IO;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Net;

namespace ST_573f63e769424529b4c14ec196d01e4f.csproj
{
    [System.AddIn.AddIn("ScriptMain", Version = "1.0", Publisher = "", Description = "")]
    public partial class ScriptMain : Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.ScriptTask.VSTARTScriptObjectModelBase
    {

        #region VSTA generated code
        enum ScriptResults
        {
            Success = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Success,
            Failure = Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.DTSExecResult.Failure
        };
        #endregion

        /*
        The execution engine calls this method when the task executes.
        To access the object model, use the Dts property. Connections, variables, events,
        and logging features are available as members of the Dts property as shown in the following examples.

        To reference a variable, call Dts.Variables["MyCaseSensitiveVariableName"].Value;
        To post a log entry, call Dts.Log("This is my log text", 999, null);
        To fire an event, call Dts.Events.FireInformation(99, "test", "hit the help message", "", 0, true);

        To use the connections collection use something like the following:
        ConnectionManager cm = Dts.Connections.Add("OLEDB");
        cm.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Provider=SQLNCLI10;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;";

        Before returning from this method, set the value of Dts.TaskResult to indicate success or failure.

        To open Help, press F1.
    */

        public void Main()
        {
            // Read the attachments info and write it to a SQL table

            string SharePointSite = (string)Dts.Variables["SPSite"].Value;
            SPSite mySite = new SPSite(SharePointSite);
            //SPSite mySite = new SPSite("http://primenetdev/forms");
            SPWeb myweb = mySite.OpenWeb();
            SPList myList = myweb.Lists["Fitness Reimbursement Authorization"];

            int ItemID = (int)Dts.Variables["ItemID"].Value;
            SPListItem myListItem = myList.GetItemById(ItemID);
            int i = 1;
            foreach (String attachmentname in myListItem.Attachments)
            {
                //                MessageBox.Show("Each attachment");
                String attachmentAbsoluteURL =
                myListItem.Attachments.UrlPrefix // gets the containing directory URL
                + attachmentname;

                //Set up SQL Connection

                string sSqlConn = Dts.Variables["SqlConn"].Value.ToString();

                SqlConnection sqlConnection1 = new SqlConnection(sSqlConn);

                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();

                SqlDataReader reader;

                cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;

                cmd.Connection = sqlConnection1;

                sqlConnection1.Open();
                //If its the first attachement, name it 12 digits ending in the Item ID
                if ((i.Equals(1)))
                {
                    cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO SP_Attachments  (WorkflowName, ItemSharePointID, AttachmentName, AttachmentURL, Moved, NewFileName) VALUES ('Fitness','" + ItemID + "','" + attachmentname + "','" + attachmentAbsoluteURL + "','" + 0 + "','F' + RIGHT('00000000000' + CAST(" + ItemID + " as VARCHAR),11)" + ")";
                }
                //Otherwise append an attachment id
                else
                {
                    cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO SP_Attachments  (WorkflowName, ItemSharePointID, AttachmentName, AttachmentURL, Moved, NewFileName) VALUES ('Fitness','" + ItemID + "','" + attachmentname + "','" + attachmentAbsoluteURL + "','" + 0 + "','F' + RIGHT('00000000000' + CAST(" + ItemID + " as VARCHAR),11) + CAST(" + i + "as VARCHAR))";
                }
                reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                sqlConnection1.Close();

                string MRI = (string)Dts.Variables["MRI_File_Location"].Value;
                DirectoryInfo dir = new DirectoryInfo(MRI);

                if (dir.Exists)
                {

                    // Create the filename for local storage using 

                    String ItemNum = "00000000000" + ItemID.ToString();
                    String ItemName = ItemNum.Substring(ItemID.ToString().Length, 11);
                    String FileName = "\F" + ItemName + i;
                    //If its the first attachement, name it 12 digits ending in the Item ID, otherwise append which attachement it is
                    if ((i.Equals(1)))
                    {
                        FileName = "\F" + ItemName;
                    }
                    FileInfo file = new FileInfo(dir.FullName + FileName);
                    i = i + 1;

                    if (!file.Exists)
                    {

                        if (attachmentAbsoluteURL.Length != 0)
                        {
                            // download the file from SharePoint or Archive file system to local folder 

                            WebClient client = new WebClient();

                            //if (Strings.Left(fileUrl, 4).ToLower() == "http") {
                            //download the file from SharePoint 

                            client.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

                            client.DownloadFile(attachmentAbsoluteURL, file.FullName);

                        }
                        //Mark record as Moved
                        sqlConnection1.Open();
                        DateTime Now = DateTime.Now;
                        cmd.CommandText = "UPDATE SP_Attachments SET Moved = 1, Moved_Date = '" + Now + "' WHERE ItemSharePointID = '" + ItemID + "'";
                        reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                        sqlConnection1.Close();
                        //            MessageBox.Show("End");

                    }

                    Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
Dec 192012
 

Further to the series of posts on importing data from Active Directory, I’ve run into a new issue.  For this client I built the exact same solution as described here Getting Around Active Directory Paging on SSIS Import, but got this lovely error message: “Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.” It turns out there were empty values in some of the single-value fields.  I hadn’t run into this previously, but I found a neat solution.

In the original solution I outlined how to create a simple SSIS script task in C# to import single value fields from Active Directory. I’ve added to this code to create a solution to import empty single-value fields.

A For Each statement for single-value fields has been added  to the script to check if the field is empty before setting the variable value. Even though there is only one possible value for a single value field, the For Each statement still works nicely to check if it’s empty.  Here is the code snippet of the For Each statement:

//If the property is null, set the variable to blank, else set it to the value in the property string Mail = ""; ResultPropertyValueCollection valueCollectionMail = results.Properties["Mail"]; foreach (String sField in valueCollectionMail) { //Replace any single quotes with two single quotes for SQL Statement

Mail = sField.Replace("'", "''"); }

Here is the complete code.  for more details on how to create the SSIS package and set up the references for the script task, please see Getting Around Active Directory Paging on SSIS Import.

        public void Main()
 
{
 
 //Set up the AD connection;
 
using (DirectorySearcher ds = new DirectorySearcher())
 
{
 
//Edit the filter for your purposes;
 
ds.Filter = "(&(objectClass=user))";
 
ds.SearchScope = SearchScope.Subtree;
 
ds.PageSize = 1000;
 
//This will page through the records 1000 at a time;
 
//Set up SQL Connection
 
string sSqlConn = Dts.Variables["SqlConn"].Value.ToString();
 
SqlConnection sqlConnection1 = new SqlConnection(sSqlConn);
 
SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
 
SqlDataReader reader;
 
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
 
cmd.Connection = sqlConnection1;
 
//Read all records in AD that meet the search criteria into a Collection
 
using (SearchResultCollection src = ds.FindAll())
 
{
 
//For each record object in the Collection, insert a record into the SQL table
 
foreach (SearchResult results in src)
 
{
    string sAMAccountName = results.Properties["sAMAccountName"][0].ToString();
    string objectClass = results.Properties["objectClass"][0].ToString();

    //If the property is null, set the variable to blank, otherweise set it to the value in the property
    string Mail = "";
    ResultPropertyValueCollection valueCollectionMail = results.Properties["Mail"];
    foreach (String sField in valueCollectionMail)
    {
        Mail = sField.Replace("'", "''"); //Replace any single quotes with two single quotes for SQL Statement
    }

    //If the property is null, set the variable to blank, otherweise set it to the value in the property
    string displayName = "";
    ResultPropertyValueCollection valueCollectiondisplayName = results.Properties["displayName"];
    foreach (String sField in valueCollectiondisplayName)
    {
        displayName = sField.Replace("'", "''"); //Replace any single quotes with two single quotes for SQL Statement
    }

 
sqlConnection1.Open();

cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO AD_Users (sAMAccountName, objectClass, Mail, displayName) VALUES ('" + sAMAccountName + "','" + objectClass + "','" + Mail + "','" + displayName +"')";
 
reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
 
sqlConnection1.Close();
 
} } } }

 

Here are links to the other posts in the Active Directory series:

Importing Data from Active Directory using SSIS Data Flows

How to Query Multi-Value Fields in Active Directory using SSIS

Sep 122012
 

Apparently what’s even more difficult than importing data from AD is figuring out how to import multi-value objects from Active Directory.  “Description” is an example of a standard AD multi-value field.  My client had many custom multi-value fields added to AD and needed to import the data from these fields into tables in a database.  You can accomplish this easily this by adding a bit of code to the C# code importing the single value attributes as outlined in my previous post Getting Around AD Paging on SSIS Import

This C# code is much simpler than trying to import each multi-value field using a Data Flow task.  Using Data Flow tasks can be done but it has some tricky problems like importing only those records with values in the multi-value field, working around paging, and how to deal with apparently empty objects that your query returns even though you specified that it only return those objects with values.  It’s also quite a bit slower as you need to populate variables and pass those variables to loops to iterate thru the multi-values for one account at a time.

Here is the code for importing one multi-value attribute into a table.  This code should be placed at an appropriate spot within the  “foreach (SearchResults” loop outlined in the Getting Around AD Paging on SSIS Import post.

 

string propertyName = “Description”; //or whichever multi-value field you are importing

ResultPropertyValueCollection valueCollection = results.Properties[propertyName];

//Iterate thru the collection for the user and insert each value from the multi-value field into a table

foreach (String sMultiValueField in valueCollection)

{

string sValue = sMultiValueField.Replace(“‘”, “””); //Replace any single quotes with double quotes

sqlConnection1.Open();

cmd.CommandText =

“INSERT INTO User_Descriptions (sAMAccountName,Description) VALUES (‘” + sAMAccountName + “‘,'” + sValue + “‘)”;

reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();

sqlConnection1.Close();

}

The nice thing about this code is that you can iterate through any records, even if the multi-value field is empty.  It won’t fail, it just won’t return a record.  This means you can add this same chunk of code multiple times edited for several different multi-value fields within the same script task, and have all your tables updated using the same script.  The package is very easy to maintain, with no package variables, no complex package logic, just a simple script.  Very elegant!

Sep 112012
 

I have a client who is importing certain users from Active Directory.  The paging on their AD is set to 20,000 records.  When trying to pull data using a SQL statement, the query fails because it hits the maximum number of records and is unable to return more.   You could work around a problem like this by editing your query filter to ensure that you always retrieve fewer than 20,000 records at a time, for example using the whenCreated field.  However, there is no guarantee that whatever filter you use will always limit your return value to a maximum of 20,000 records.  And you now need to build a loop construct to retrieve all the records since you want more than 20,000 records.

This is much easier to solve than you might think, judging from the number of forum questions out there on the subject (and how long it took me to piece it together).   Here are the steps.

Create an SSIS package.

Add a string variable, scoped to the package, called SqlConn.  Populate it with the connection string to the database you want to populate with the AD records.

Add a script task to your package.  Open the script task, making sure that the ScriptLanguage is C# and not VB.

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Click on the Edit Script button.  On the right hand side you should see the Project Explorer window.  Right click on the name of the Project File at the top of the tree and select Add Reference.

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On the .NET tab scroll down and find System.DirectoryServices. Select it and click OK.

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Make sure you see the reference appear in the References folder in the Project Explorer window.

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Add these statements at the beginning of your script.

using System.DirectoryServices;

using System.Data.SqlClient;

Paste this script to replace the public void Main().  Edit the ds.Filter and Insert string values to meet your table requirements.  Be sure to only select single value attributes of the object.   If you try to use this method to import multi-value attributes such as “Description” from AD it won’t work.  I’ll be writing about that next.

public void Main()

{

//Set up the AD connection;

using (DirectorySearcher ds = new DirectorySearcher())

{

//Edit the filter for your purposes;

ds.Filter = “(&(objectClass=user)(|(sAMAccountName=A*)(sAMAccountName=D0*)))”;

ds.SearchScope = SearchScope.Subtree;

ds.PageSize = 1000;

//This will page through the records 1000 at a time;

//Set up SQL Connection

string sSqlConn = Dts.Variables[“SqlConn”].Value.ToString();

SqlConnection sqlConnection1 = new SqlConnection(sSqlConn);

SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();

SqlDataReader reader;

cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;

cmd.Connection = sqlConnection1;

//Read all records in AD that meet the search criteria into a Collection

using (SearchResultCollection src = ds.FindAll())

{

//For each record object in the Collection, insert a record into the SQL table

foreach (SearchResult results in src)

{

string sAMAccountName = results.Properties[“sAMAccountName”][0].ToString();

string objectCategory = results.Properties[“objectCategory”][0].ToString();

//Replace any single quotes in the string with two single quotes for sql INSERT statement

objectCategory = objectCategory.Replace(“‘”, “””);

sqlConnection1.Open();

cmd.CommandText = “INSERT INTO Users (sAMAccountName, objectCategory) VALUES (‘” + sAMAccountName + “‘,'” + objectCategory + “‘)”;

reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();

sqlConnection1.Close();

} } } }

 

That’s it.  This will iterate through all of the objects in Active Directory, regardless of paging size set on Active Directory.

To learn how to import multi-value fields from AD, read this post:

How to Query Multi-Value Fields from Active Directory using SSIS

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