Import Avalara AvaTax Data into SQL Server using SSIS

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Avalara SSIS Components

Powerful SSIS Source & Destination Components that allows you to easily connect SQL Server with AvaTax through SSIS Workflows.

Use the AvaTax Data Flow Components to synchronize with AvaTax Accounts, Customers, TaxCodes, Transactions, and more. Perfect for data synchronization, local back-ups, workflow automation, and more!

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

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 Avalara AvaTax inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to transfer Avalara AvaTax data into a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Add the Components

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

Create a New Connection Manager

Follow the steps below to save Avalara AvaTax 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 AvalaraAvatax. The CData Avalara AvaTax Connection Manager is displayed.
  3. Configure connection properties.

    The primary method for performing basic authentication is to provide your login credentials, as follows:

    • User: Set this to your username.
    • Password: Set this to your password.

    Optionally, if you are making use of a sandbox environment, set the following:

    • UseSandbox: Set this to true if you are authenticating with a sandbox account.

    Authenticating Using Account Number and License Key

    Alternatively, you can authenticate using your account number and license key. Connect to data using the following:

    • AccountId: Set this to your Account Id. The Account Id is listed in the upper right hand corner of the admin console.
    • LicenseKey: Set this to your Avalara Avatax license key. You can generate a license key by logging into Avalara Avatax as an account administrator and navigating to Settings -> Reset License Key.

Configure the Avalara AvaTax Source

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

  1. Double-click the Avalara AvaTax 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 Id, TotalTax FROM Transactions WHERE Code = '051349'
  4. Close the Avalara AvaTax 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 Avalara AvaTax 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 Avalara AvaTax data.