The Zip Task is now stable, but please keep submitting suggestions for new features.
|Zip Task 2008 Beta|
|Zip Task 2012 V1.2|
Here is an example on how to add this Zip Task in your BIML Script.
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You can download a SSIS 2008 and 2012 version on the download page.
BETA2: Various validations added, New option added to append to an existing zip file, Switch from SharpZipLib to DotNetZip because it had better append possibilities.
BETA3: Bug solved when using a variable as destination.
V1.0: Bug solved that didn't validate driveletters with smallcaps
V1.1: Option added to delete source files after zipping (see properties). Bug solved that permitted Asian chars in filenames. Bug solved that added extra folder in zipfile. Code added for easier upgrading to new release.
V1.2: Finetuned code to allow more than 65535 files and to allow very big files (zip64).
V1.3: 2016 version added and made task upgradable in SSDT 2016. Added 64 installer.
The installer registers the DLL in the GAC and copies it to the task folder of SSIS (example: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Tasks\). After that you have to close Visual Studio/BIDS because it caches the GAC on startup. Restarting SQL Server Data Tools is not necessary.
How add the task the the toolbox (2008 only)
When you open a SSIS project in Visual Studio/Bids, right click the toolbox and choose "Choose Items...". After this Visual Studio will be busy for a couple of seconds!
|Right click toolbox|
When the Choose Toolbox Items window appears, go to the SSIS Control Flow Items and search for the newly installed Zip Task and select it. Click ok to finish.
|Choose Toolbox Items|
Now the new task will appear in the toolbox. Ready to use! Have fun.
|New task added|
Bugs or feature suggestions
Please contact me or leave a comment if you have any suggestions or found a bug in this Custom task.