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Parameterize Dialog Box

The Parameterize dialog box enables you to associate a new or an existing parameter with a property of a task. You open the dialog box by right-clicking a task or the Control Flow tab in SSIS Designer and then by clicking Parameterize. The following list describes UI elements in the dialog box. For more information about parameters, see Integration Services (SSIS) Parameters.

Property

Select the property of the task that you want to associate with a parameter. This list is populated with all the properties that can be parameterized.

Use existing parameter

Select this option to associate the property of task with an existing parameter and then select the parameter from drop-down list.

Do not use parameter

Select this option to remove a reference to a parameter. The parameter is not deleted.

Create new parameter

Select this option to create a new parameter that you want to associate with the property of the task.

Name

Specify the name of the parameter you want to create.

Description

Specify the description for parameter.

Value

Specify the default value for the parameter. This is also known as the design default, which can be overridden later at the deployment time.

Scope

Specify the scope of the parameter by selecting either Project or Package option. Project parameters are used to supply any external input the project receives to one or more packages in the project. Package parameters allow you to modify package execution without having to edit and redeploy the package.

Sensitive

Specify whether the parameter is a sensitive by checking or clearing the check box. Sensitive parameter values are encrypted in the catalog and appear as a NULL value when viewed with Transact-SQL or SQL Server Management Studio.

Required

Specify whether the parameter requires that a value, other than the design default, is specified before the package can execute.

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