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Export Data from SQL Server to Airtable through SSIS

Easily push SQL Server data to Airtable using the CData SSIS Tasks for Airtable.

SQL Server databases are commonly used to store enterprise records. It is often necessary to move this data to other locations. The CData SSIS Task for Airtable allows you to easily transfer Airtable data. In this article you will export data from SQL Server to Airtable.

Add Source and Destination Components

To get started, add a new ADO.NET Source control and a new Airtable Destination control to the data flow task.

Configure the ADO.NET Source

Follow the steps below to specify properties required to connect to the SQL Server instance.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Source and add a new connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "Table or view" and select the table or view to export into Airtable.
  3. Close the ADO NET Source wizard and connect it to the destination component.

Create a New Connection Manager for Airtable

Follow the steps below to set required connection properties in the Connection Manager.

  1. Create a new connection manager: In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. Select CData Airtable Connection Manager in the menu.
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    APIKey, BaseId and TableNames parameters are required to connect to Airtable. ViewNames is an optional parameter where views of the tables may be specified.

    • APIKey : API Key of your account. To obtain this value, after logging in go to Account. In API section click Generate API key.
    • BaseId : Id of your base. To obtain this value, it is in the same section as the APIKey. Click on Airtable API, or navigate to https://airtable.com/api and select a base. In the introduction section you can find "The ID of this base is appxxN2ftedc0nEG7."
    • TableNames : A comma separated list of table names for the selected base. These are the same names of tables as found in the UI.
    • ViewNames : A comma separated list of views in the format of (table.view) names. These are the same names of the views as found in the UI.

Configure the Airtable Destination

In the destination component Connection Manager, define mappings from the SQL Server source table into the Airtable destination table and the action you want to perform on the Airtable data. In this article, you will insert SampleTable_1 entities to Airtable.

  1. Double-click the Airtable destination to open the destination component editor.
  2. In the Connection Managers tab, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. In the Use a Table, menu, select SampleTable_1. In the Action menu, select Insert.
  4. On the Column Mappings tab, configure the mappings from the input columns to the destination columns.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, data from your SQL table will be exported to the chosen table.