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Package.Connections Property

Returns the collection of connection managers for the package.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.ManagedDTS (in microsoft.sqlserver.manageddts.dll)

public Connections Connections { get; }
/** @property */
public Connections get_Connections ()

public function get Connections () : Connections

Property Value

A Connections collection.

Updated text: 5 December 2005

Connection managers provide tasks with a generic interface to the underlying data store, allowing for simpler task implementation. Use the AcquireConnection method of the ConnectionManager object to retrieve the necessary connection information from any of the connection manager objects in the collection.

The connection manager can be referenced by GUID or by name, and you can store the name of the connection manager in a configuration file. To reference the connection by name, use \Package.Connections[myConnection].ConnectionString, instead of using \Package.Connections[{9930DA64-A413-4286-9C66-74EDADB4F393}].ConnectionString.

For more information about connections and connection managers, see Integration Services Connections.


The following example loads the UsingExecuteProcess package sample, and then retrieves the connections that are used by the package and displays some properties about the connections.

static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // The variable pkg points to the location
            // of the ExecuteProcess package sample 
            // that is installed with the samples.
            string pkg = @"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\ExecuteProcess Sample\ExecuteProcess\UsingExecuteProcess.dtsx";

            Application app = new Application();
            Package p = app.LoadPackage(pkg, null);
            Connections conns = p.Connections;
            foreach (ConnectionManager cm in conns)
                Console.WriteLine("Name = " + cm.CreationName + ", HostType = " + cm.HostType);
        }

Sample Output:

Name = FILE, HostType = ConnectionManager

Name = OLEDB, HostType = ConnectionManager

Name = OLEDB, HostType = ConnectionManager

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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