March 19, 2010

Now, That is Rude!

This is an error message I received for a mail I sent with a mistyped address.

Now thats really personal to say things like that.
The 'Mail Delivery Agent' even apologises that   'he' was not able to deliver my message.
But stating that he doesn't like my recipient IS rude. :D :D

I wonder what all such agents would end up doing if they showed their own tastes and preferences.

Happy Hacking

March 17, 2010

Script Design component of SSIS missing

If you have installed Visual Studio 2005 alongwith 2008 version and are working on SSIS Script Components or Script Tasks, then you will find that clicking on Design Script button on the component will give an error "Cannot show visual studio for application editor".

The solution is this is to either remove Visual Studio 2008 or install SQL Server 2005 SP3 edition. In my personal laptop, I did both as I didn't need Visual Studio 2008. But in case, you need both IDEs, you can install SP3 and fix the issue for good. It worked for me.


March 16, 2010

One day of work

Phew,today I decided to get into my development environment in Windows 7 and fix it up for good.

SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, which I had installed previously had issues with the SQL instances. I ran 'services.msc' to find that SQLExpress was not running. I tried reinstalling SQL Server a couple of times from the CD, before realizing that it did not include SQLExpress server.

I then had to download it from the Microsoft Website and install it. Before installing it, I removed my existing installation of Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 as well. It must be noted that for Windows7, it is mandatory to install SP3 of all SQL Server components. So, I did that and finally(by afternoon), got it running.

Next issue was with SSIS itself. Through some googling, I got to know about derived transformations and lookups. I just managed to finish up a partial setup of my required workflow, a few minutes ago. Rest of it, I have to continue from office, after some discussion with my senior. Some alternative solutions exist for it. Btw I will briefly explain the required workflow here. It might be pretty easy for those used to SSIS, but as a fresher it was pretty tough for me.

An excel file contains about 5 workbooks, each to be migrated to corresponding SQL tables, with additional fields of IDs,Creation/Modification Timestamps and By info. Also, to be implemented is a history mechanism, which just means that whenever a field in excel file is modified, the package must detect the change, and update the table with changed data, and insert that info into the history table. This needs that every update to transaction table be clubbed with an insert to history table. I am clear with the requirement,but neither the workflow design nor which transformations can help me achieve these.

Lets see...btw here is a screenshot of the workflow designed so far

March 08, 2010

SQL Server 2005 on 64 bit

To properly run SQL Server 2005 on a 64 bit (Windows 7 in my case), you have additionally install the SQL Server 2005 SP3 patch.
It seems due to that, I had issues previously on trying to run the Server Management Studio.
Now trying it out!

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