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Export Data from SQL Server to xBase through SSIS

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

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

Add Source and Destination Components

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

Create a New Connection Manager for xBase

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

    The DataSource property must be set to the name of the folder that contains the .dbf files. Specify the IncludeFiles property to work with xBase table files having extensions that differ from .dbf. Specify multiple extensions in a comma-separated list.

Configure the xBase Destination

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

  1. Double-click the xBase 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 Invoices. 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.