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Data Profiling Task Editor (General Page)

Use the General page of the Data Profiling Task Editor to configure the following options:

  • Specify the destination for the profile output.

  • Use the default settings to simplify the task of profiling a single table or view.

For more information about how to use the Data Profiling task, see Setup of the Data Profiling Task. For more information about how to use the Data Profile Viewer to analyze the output of the Data Profiling task, see Data Profile Viewer.

To open the General page of the Data Profiling Task Editor

  1. In SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), open the Integration Services package that has the Data Profiling task.

  2. On the Control Flow tab, double-click the Data Profiling task.

  3. In the Data Profiling Task Editor, click General.

Timeout

Specify the number of seconds after which the Data Profiling task should timeout and stop running. The default value is 0, which indicates no timeout.

Important note Important

The output file might contain sensitive data about your database and the data that database contains. For suggestions about how to make this file more secure, see Access to Files Used by Packages.

DestinationType

Specify whether to save the data profile output to a file or a variable:

Value

Description

FileConnection

Save the profile output to a file in the location that is specified in a File connection manager.

Note Note

You specify which File connection manager to use in the Destination option.

Variable

Save the profile output to a package variable.

Note Note

You specify which package variable to use in the Destination option.

Destination

Specify which File connection manager or package variable contains the data profile output:

  • If the DestinationType option is set to FileConnection, the Destination option displays the available File connection managers. Select one of these connection managers, or select <New File connection> to create a new File connection manager.

  • If the DestinationType option is set to Variable, the Destination option displays the available package variables in the Destination list. Select one of these variables, or select <New Variable> to create a new variable.

OverwriteDestination

Specify whether to overwrite the output file if it already exists. The default value is False. The value of this property is used only when the DestinationType option is set to FileConnection. When the DestinationType option is set to Variable, the task always overwrites the previous value of the variable.

Important note Important

If you try to run the Data Profiling task more than once without changing the output file name or changing the value of the OverwriteDestination property to True, the task fails with the message that the output file already exists.

Quick Profile

Display the Single Table Quick Profile Form. This form simplifies the task of profiling a single table or view by using default settings. For more information, see Single Table Quick Profile Form (Data Profiling Task).

Open Profile Viewer

Opens the Data Profile Viewer. The stand-alone Data Profile Viewer displays data profile output from the Data Profiling task. You can view the data profile output after you have run the Data Profiling task inside the Integration Services package and computed the data profiles.

Note Note

You can also open the Data Profile Viewer by running the DataProfileViewer.exe in the folder, <drive>:\Program Files (x86) | Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DTS\Binn.

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