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OLE DB Source Editor (Connection Manager Page)


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.

To load data from a data source that uses Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or earlier, use an Excel source. For more information, see Excel Source Editor (Connection Manager Page).


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.

To learn more about the OLE DB source, see OLE DB Source.

  1. Add the OLE DB source to the Integration Services package, in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  2. Right-click the source component and when click Edit.

  3. Click Connection Manager.

OLE DB connection manager

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


Create a new connection manager by using the Configure OLE DB Connection Manager dialog box.

Data access mode

Specify the method for selecting data from the source.



Table or view

Retrieve data from a table or view in the OLE DB data source.

Table name or view name variable

Specify the table or view name in a variable.

Related information: Use Variables in Packages

SQL command

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.

Name of the table or the view

Select the name of the table or view from a list of those available in the data source.

Variable name

Select the variable that contains the name of the table or view.

SQL command text

Enter the text of a SQL query, build the query by clicking Build Query, or locate 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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