|Multiple Expressions Task|
We, me and my colleague Marc Potters, have created a new cool task to set the values of multiple variables in a single task. You can a either use a value or the Expression Builder.
|Enter a value or use an expression|
|Or use the SSIS Expression Builder|
You can also create variables within the task via a context menu.
Other features of version 0.1:
- Clearly shows faulty expressions, but you can close the editor without losing it.
- Create new rows to set the value of existing variables.
- Delete rows via the context menu
- Indicator to show that an expression is used
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You can download a SSIS 2008 and 2012 version on the download page.
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 Multiple Expressions 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.