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Export Data from SQL Server to LDAP through SSIS

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

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

Add Source and Destination Components

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

Create a New Connection Manager for LDAP

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

    To establish a connection, the following properties under the Authentication section must be provided:

    • Valid User and Password credentials (e.g., Domain\BobF or cn=Bob F,ou=Employees,dc=Domain).
    • Server information, including the IP or host name of the Server, as well as the Port.
    • BaseDN: This will limit the scope of LDAP searches to the height of the distinguished name provided.

      Note: Specifying a narrow BaseDN may greatly increase performance; for example, cn=users,dc=domain will only return results contained within cn=users and its children.

Configure the LDAP Destination

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

  1. Double-click the LDAP 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 User. 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.