Getting Started with Integration Services Project in Visual Studio 2017
As businesses continue to expand, different software applications are needed to work together. This is where the Integration Services Project comes in handy. It allows for the integration and bundling of multiple applications into one unit. With the release of Visual Studio 2017, creating an Integration Services Project has become easier than ever before.
Understanding the Basics
Before diving into how to create an Integration Services Project, it’s important to understand the basics of this project. Visual Studio 2017 is the platform used to create the Integration Services Project. It is a space where various software applications like databases, XML files, and Excel files can be integrated and bundled together. The integration process can be customized to the specific needs of the business. The Integration Services Project also includes a runtime execution engine called SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), which is used for development and debugging purposes.
To create an Integration Services Project in Visual Studio 2017, follow these steps:
- Run Visual Studio 2017 and select “File” from the top menu.
- Select “New” from the drop-down list and then click on “Project”.
- Scroll down until you see “Integration Services Project” and select it.
- Provide a project name and select the location for your project.
- If you have not already configured the Integration Services Catalog, a “Configure Integration Services Catalog” window will appear. Provide a server name and database name and choose the type of authentication you want to use.
- Click on “OK” to proceed.
- You will then be taken to the SSIS package interface.
- Drag and drop the applications you want to integrate into the Integration Services Project interface.
- Once you have arranged your integration package to your liking, you can run it.
Creating an Integration Services Project in Visual Studio 2017 may seem daunting, but the process is straightforward. Understanding the features of an Integration Services Project and having a clear idea of the types of software applications that need to be integrated will speed up the process. Additionally, there are online resources available for those who wish to explore more about Integration Services Projects in Visual Studio 2017. Overall, creating such a project can help businesses integrate their applications, streamline their workflows, and increase productivity.