Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).
Use the Connection Manager page of the OLE DB Source Editor dialog box to select the OLE DB connection manager for the source. This page also lets you select a table or view from the database.
To load data from a data source that uses Microsoft Office Excel 2007, use an OLE DB source. You cannot use an Excel source to load data from an Excel 2007 data source. For more information, see Configure OLE DB Connection Manager.
The CommandTimeout property of the OLE DB source is not available in the OLE DB Source Editor, but can be set by using the Advanced Editor. For more information on this property, see the Excel Source section of OLE DB Custom Properties.
Retrieve data from the OLE DB data source by using a SQL query.
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.
When you preview data, columns with a CLR user-defined type do not contain data. Instead the values <value too big to display> or System.Byte display. The former displays when the data source is accessed using the SQL OLE DB provider, the latter when using the SQL Server Native Client provider.