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Export Data from SQL Server to CSV through SSIS

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

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 CSV allows you to easily transfer CSV data. In this article you will export data from SQL Server to CSV.

Add Source and Destination Components

To get started, add a new ADO.NET Source control and a new CSV 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 CSV.
  3. Close the ADO NET Source wizard and connect it to the destination component.

Create a New Connection Manager for CSV

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 CSV Connection Manager in the menu.
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    The DataSource property must be set to a valid local folder name.

    Also, specify the IncludeFiles property to work with text files having extensions that differ from .csv, .tab, or .txt. Specify multiple file extensions in a comma-separated list. You can also set Extended Properties compatible with the Microsoft Jet OLE DB 4.0 driver. Alternatively, you can provide the format of text files in a Schema.ini file.

    Set UseRowNumbers to true if you are deleting or updating in CSV. This will create a new column with the name RowNumber which will be used as key for that table.

Configure the CSV Destination

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

  1. Double-click the CSV 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 Customer. 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.