Looping Over Flat Files

Kevin Feasel

2016-07-19

Biml

Ben Weissman uses Biml to loop over flat files with matching schemas:

To get that done in SSIS, we need:

– A variable to store the current file name and will be used as the connection string for our flat file connection
– A for each loop that will loop through our directory, pass each file name in there to our variable and then run a data flow task
– A derived column in our data flow task that will store our variable so we can import it into our SQL table
– Since we want this to be “clean”, we will also run a truncate before the for each loop

So let’s look at the code for that

It’s Biml, so there isn’t much code.  Check it out.

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