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Integration Services (SSIS) and Studio Environments

Integration Services includes two studios for working with Integration Services:

  • SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for developing the Integration Services packages that a business solution requires. SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) provides the Integration Services project in which you create packages.

  • SQL Server Management Studio for managing packages in a production environment.

Working in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), you can perform the following tasks:

  • Run the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to create basic packages that copy data from a source to a destination.

  • Create packages that include complex control flow, data flow, event-driven logic, and logging.

  • Test and debug packages by using the troubleshooting and monitoring features in SSIS Designer, and the debugging features in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  • Create configurations that update the properties of packages and package objects at run time.

  • Create a deployment utility that can install packages and their dependencies on other computers.

  • Save copies of packages to the SQL Server msdb database, the SSIS Package Store, and the file system.

For more information about SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), see Integration Services (SSIS) and Studio Environments.

SQL Server Management Studio provides the Integration Services service that you use to manage packages, monitor running packages, and determine impact and data lineage for Integration Services and SQL Server objects.

Working in SQL Server Management Studio, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Create folders to organize packages in a way that is meaningful to your organization.

  • Run packages that are stored on the local computer by using the Execute Package utility.

  • Run the Execute Package utility to generate a command line to use when you run the dtexec command prompt utility (dtexec.exe).

  • Import and export packages to and from the SQL Server msdb database, the SSIS Package Store, and the file system.

  • View data lineage and impact information for supported Integration Services objects that are deployed to the Integration Services server and supported SQL Serverobjects.

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