IDTSPropertiesProvider.GetExpression Method (String)


Returns a String that contains the expression for the specified property. Null means no expression is assigned.

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

string GetExpression(
	string propertyName


Type: System.String

The name of the property whose expression you want to see.

Return Value

Type: System.String

A String that contains the expression used to evaluate the property.

The propertyName can be any property available on the object.

The ConnectionManager class inherits from the IDTSPropertiesProvider interface. The following code example shows the ConnectionManager class using the SetExpression and GetExpression methods that it inherited.

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

namespace ConnMgr_Properties_Collection
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            // The package is one of the SSIS Samples.
            string mySample = @"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Integration Services\Package Samples\CalculatedColumns Sample\CalculatedColumns\CalculatedColumns.dtsx";

            // Create an application and load the sample.
            Application app = new Application();
            Package pkg = app.LoadPackage(mySample, null);
            Connections myConns = pkg.Connections;

            // Get the Properties collection from the connection manager.
            ConnectionManager myConnMgr = myConns[0];
            DtsProperties connProperties = myConnMgr.Properties;

            // View information about the RetainSameConnection property 
            // before setting it using the SetExpression method.
            Boolean hasProperty = connProperties.Contains("RetainSameConnection");
            Console.WriteLine("has RetainSameConnection? {0}", hasProperty);
            Object myValue = myConnMgr.Properties["RetainSameConnection"].GetValue(myConnMgr);
            String mySValue = myValue.ToString();
            Console.WriteLine("value before is {0}", mySValue);String myTrueString = "true";

            // Use SetExpression to set the value to true.
myConnMgr.Properties["RetainSameConnection"].SetExpression(myConnMgr, myTrueString);

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

            // Now that the value has been set, retrieve the value
            // and the expression.
            myValue = myConnMgr.Properties["RetainSameConnection"].GetValue(myConnMgr);
            mySValue = myValue.ToString();
            String myExpression = myConnMgr.Properties["RetainSameConnection"].GetExpression(myConnMgr);
            String mySExpression = myExpression.ToString();
            Console.WriteLine("value and expression is {0}, {1}", mySValue, mySExpression); 

Sample Output:

has RetainSameConnection? True

value before is False

value and expression is True, true

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