Compressing Files In SSIS

Mark Broadbent shows how to compress files within Integration Services using a script task:

Ok, so before I get started I will caveat this quick post by saying that there is an easier (or preferred) way to perform compression on files in SSIS using the ZipFile Class in the recent version of the .NET framework, this is sadly not available if you are using any legacy deployments.

While I have not spent ages adapting the following code to perform what should be a simple thing to do, I have spent enough time to justify sharing what I have done so hopefully you will also find some benefit from the code below too.

Click through to see Mark’s code and explanation.

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