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Export Data from SQL Server to SFTP through SSIS

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

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

Add Source and Destination Components

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

Create a New Connection Manager for SFTP

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

    SFTP can be used to transfer files to and from SFTP servers using the SFTP Protocol. To connect, specify the RemoteHost;. service uses the User and Password and public key authentication (SSHClientCert). Choose an SSHAuthMode and specify connection values based on your selection.

    Set the following connection properties to control the relational view of the file system:

    • RemotePath: Set this to the current working directory.
    • TableDepth: Set this to control the depth of subfolders to report as views.
    • FileRetrievalDepth: Set this to retrieve files recursively and list them in the Root table.
    Stored Procedures are available to download files, upload files, and send protocol commands. See gdatamodel for more on using SQL to interact with the server.

Configure the SFTP Destination

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

  1. Double-click the SFTP 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 MyDirectory. 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.