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Package.SetExpression Method

Assigns the specified expression to the property. Specify null to remove an existing expression from the property.

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

public void SetExpression (
	string propertyName,
	string expression
public final void SetExpression (
	String propertyName, 
	String expression
public final function SetExpression (
	propertyName : String, 
	expression : String



The name of the property to assign the expression to.


The expression.

The propertyName can be any property available on the object.

The following code example modifies the value of the DelayValidation property using SetExpression, then displays the new value using GetExpression.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;

namespace Microsoft.SqlServer.SSIS.Samples
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            Package pkg = new Package();
            // Set an expression on one of the properties.
            DtsProperties pkgProperties = pkg.Properties;

            // View information about the DelayValidation property 
            // before setting it with the SetExpression method.
            Object myValue = pkgProperties["DelayValidation"].GetValue(pkg);
            String mySValue = myValue.ToString();
            Console.WriteLine("value before is {0}", mySValue); 
            // Use SetExpression to set the value to true.
            String myTrueString = "true";
            pkgProperties["DelayValidation"].SetExpression(pkg, myTrueString);

            // Validate the package to set the expression onto the property.
            DTSExecResult valResult = pkg.Validate(null, null, null, null);

            // Verify the new setting.
            myValue = pkgProperties["DelayValidation"].GetValue(pkg);
            mySValue = myValue.ToString();

            String myExpression = pkg.Properties["DelayValidation"].GetExpression(pkg);
            String mySExpression = myExpression.ToString();
            Console.WriteLine("The value and expression is {0}, {1}", mySValue, mySExpression);

Sample Output:

value before is False

The value and expression is True, true

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