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Excel Source Editor (Connection Manager Page)


Use the Connection Manager node of the Excel Source Editor dialog box to select the Microsoft Excel workbook for the source to use. The Excel source reads data from a worksheet or named range in an existing workbook.


The CommandTimeout property of the Excel source is not available in the Excel Source Editor, but can be set by using the Advanced Editor. For more information on this property, see the Excel Source section of Excel Custom Properties.

To learn more about the Excel source, see Excel Source.

OLE DB connection manager

Select an existing Excel connection manager from the list, or create a new connection by clicking New.


Create a new connection manager by using the Excel Connection Manager dialog box.

Data access mode

Specify the method for selecting data from the source.



Table or view

Retrieve data from a worksheet or named range in the Excel file.

Table name or view name variable

Specify the worksheet or range name in a variable.

Related information: Use Variables in Packages

SQL command

Retrieve data from the Excel file by using a SQL query. For information about query syntax, see Excel Source.

SQL command from variable

Specify the SQL query text in a variable.


Preview results by using the Data View dialog box. Preview can display up to 200 rows.

Name of the Excel sheet

Select the name of the worksheet or named range from a list of those available in the Excel workbook.

Variable name

Select the variable that contains the name of the worksheet or named range.

SQL command text

Enter the text of a SQL query, build the query by clicking Build Query, or browse to the file that contains the query text by clicking Browse.


If you have entered a parameterized query by using ? as a parameter placeholder in the query text, use the Set Query Parameters dialog box to map query input parameters to package variables.

Build query

Use the Query Builder dialog box to construct the SQL query visually.


Use the Open dialog box to locate the file that contains the text of the SQL query.

Parse query

Verify the syntax of the query text.

Variable name

Select the variable that contains the text of the SQL query.

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