Logging Variable Values In SSIS Packages

Andy Leonard shows two methods for logging variable values in Integration Services packages:

During the December 2017 delivery of Expert SSIS, I was asked if there is an SSIS Catalog Logging Mode that will display the value of variables. I responded that I wasn’t aware of a logging level that accomplishes this, but then – as sometimes happens – I could not let it go. It is an excellent question. So I dug in…

I second his notion that you should learn how to use script tasks and script components.  They’re not very difficult to pick up and even a basic knowledge will benefit you greatly.

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