Import Alfresco Data into SQL Server using SSIS

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Alfresco SSIS Components

Powerful SSIS Components that allows you to easily connect SQL Server with live Alfresco data through SSIS Workflows.

Use the Alfresco Data Flow Components to synchronize with Files, Folders, Users, Groups, Sites, Tags, etc. Perfect for data synchronization, local back-ups, workflow automation, and more!

Easily back up Alfresco data to SQL Server using the SSIS components for Alfresco.

Using SQL Server as a backup for critical business data provides an essential safety net against loss. Backing up data to SQL Server enables business users to more easily connect that data with features like reporting, analytics, and more.

This example demonstrates how to use the CData SSIS Tasks for Alfresco inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to transfer Alfresco data into a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Add the Components

To get started, add a new Alfresco source and SQL Server ADO.NET destination to a new data flow task.

Create a New Connection Manager

Follow the steps below to save Alfresco connection properties in a connection manager.

  1. In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. In the Connection Manager type menu, select Alfresco. The CData Alfresco Connection Manager is displayed.
  3. Configure connection properties.

    To connect to Alfresco, the following connection properties must be supplied: User, Password, and InstanceUrl. User and Password correspond to the login credentials that you use to access Alfresco in a web browser. InstanceUrl corresponds to the Alfresco instance you will be querying. For instance, if you expect your queries to hit, you should supply for InstanceUrl.

Configure the Alfresco Source

Follow the steps below to specify the query to be used to extract Alfresco data.

  1. Double-click the Alfresco source to open the source component editor.
  2. In the Connection Manager menu, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. Specify the query to use for the data extraction. For example: SELECT DBID, Column1 FROM Alfresco WHERE Column2 = MyFilter
  4. Close the Alfresco Source control and connect it to the ADO.NET Destination.

Configure the SQL Server Destination

Follow the steps below to specify the SQL server table to load the Alfresco data into.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Destination and add a New Connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "table or view".
  3. In the Table Or View menu, select the table or view to populate.
  4. Configure any properties you wish to on the Mappings screen.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, your database will be populated with Alfresco data.