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Export Data from SQL Server to Microsoft Project through SSIS

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

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

Add Source and Destination Components

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

Create a New Connection Manager for Microsoft Project

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

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Microsoft Project user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Microsoft Project server organization root or Microsoft Project services file.

Configure the Microsoft Project Destination

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

  1. Double-click the Microsoft Project 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 Projects. 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.