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Application.LoadFromSqlServer Method

Loads a package from SQL Server by specifying the server name, user name, and password.

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

Public Function LoadFromSqlServer ( _
	packagePath As String, _
	serverName As String, _
	serverUserName As String, _
	serverPassword As String, _
	events As IDTSEvents _
) As Package
public Package LoadFromSqlServer (
	String packagePath, 
	String serverName, 
	String serverUserName, 
	String serverPassword, 
	IDTSEvents events
public function LoadFromSqlServer (
	packagePath : String, 
	serverName : String, 
	serverUserName : String, 
	serverPassword : String, 
	events : IDTSEvents
) : Package



The name and path of the package to load.


The name of the instance of SQL Server that the package is loaded from.


The account name used to log on to the server.


The password of the account.


An IDTSEvents interface.

Return Value

The package that was loaded.

The following code example loads a sample package, which was previously saved to the File System.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Namespace LoadFromSQLServerTest
    Class Program
        Shared  Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            ' The variable, pkg, points to the location
            ' of the ExecuteProcess sample installed with
            ' the SSIS package samples.
            Dim pkg As String =  "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\ExecuteProcess Sample\ExecuteProcess\UsingExecuteProcess.dtsx" 
            Dim app As Application =  New Application() 
            Dim loadedPkg As Package =  app.LoadPackage(pkg,Nothing) 
            ' Save the package to SQL Server.
            app.SaveToSqlServer(loadedPkg, Nothing, "yourserver", Nothing, Nothing)
            ' The package can now be viewed in the 
            ' Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, in the 
            ' Integration Services / Stored Packages / MSDB folder,
            ' with a name of UsingExecuteProcess.
            Dim pkgIn As Package = New Package() 
            pkgIn = app.LoadFromSqlServer("\\UsingExecuteProcess", "yourserver", Nothing, Nothing, Nothing)
            Dim pkgCreation As DateTime =  pkgIn.CreationDate 
            Console.WriteLine("Creation Date = {0}", pkgCreation)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Sample Output:

Creation Date = 5/5/2003 5:46:00 PM

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.

Target Platforms