Lesson 6: Using Parameters with the Project Deployment Model

SQL Server 2012 introduces a new deployment model where you can deploy your projects to the Integration Services server. The Integration Services server enables you to manage and run packages, and to configure runtime values for packages.

In this lesson, you will modify the package that you created in Lesson 5: Adding Package Configurations for the Package Deployment Model to use the Project Deployment Model. You replace the configuration value with a parameter to specify the sample data location. You can also copy the completed Lesson 5 package that is included with the tutorial.

Using the Integration Services Project Configuration Wizard, you will convert the project to the Project Deployment Model and use a Parameter rather than a configuration value to set the Directory property. This lesson partially covers the steps you would follow to convert existing SSIS packages to the new Project Deployment Model.

When you run the package again, the Integration Services service uses the parameter to populate the value of the variable, and the variable in turn updates the Directory property. As a result, the package iterates through the files in the new data folder specified by the parameter value rather than the folder that was set in the package configuration file.

Important note Important

This tutorial requires the AdventureWorksDW2012 sample database. For more information about how to install and deploy AdventureWorksDW2012, see Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases.

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