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A common question with SSIS is how to handle adding headers and footers to a flat file when the format is different that the data rows. This gets more difficult when the header or footer needs to contain data based on the actual data rows, such as a total or a record count.

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Basically, this can be accomplished by creating the header or footer in a separate task, and then prefixing or appending it to the data. I’ve prepared a sample package that shows a couple of different ways to accomplish this. For generating footers, it shows how to use a second data flow to append an additional row onto the footer. There are two methods shown for adding headers. Method 1 uses a Script task to add the header by loading the file into a string, adding the header, and saving the file again. Method 2 creates a separate header file, and uses a file copy operation to concatenate the two files.


Jun 30, 2011 Control flow, data flow, event Handlers, Package Explorer in tab windows; Connection Manager Window in the bottom; 5. Right click on the Connection Manager Tab, click on new FLAT File Connection Menu Item. Connection manager editor opens up which contains 4 tabs, General, Columns, Advanced and Preview. Flat File Source Editor (Connection Manager Page) Use the Connection Manager page of the Flat File Source Editor dialog box to select the connection manager that the Flat File source will use. The Flat File source reads data from a text file, which can be in a delimited, fixed width, or mixed format.

  1. In SQL Server 2008 Object Explorer, going to Management-Legacy-Data Transformation Services, I could see all the DTS packages, however right-clicking and selecting open gave me this error: SQL Server 2000 DTS Designer components are required to edit DTS packages.
  2. Open the Flat File Destination Editor and create a new connection, choosing the output file type (delimited) with a name of 'CSV File Output'. Also, choose a filename which can be anything at this point, this will be dynamically generated again below, but for now you need some filename to complete this step.
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There a couple of things to note about the package. There are three flat file connection managers defined in the package.

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Two of the connection managers (Destination and DestinationWithFooter) point to the same file, but have different column definitions. All three have their connection strings set by expressions that point to variables. If you want to change the target files, you need to modify the variables, not the connection managers.


The DestinationFile variables holds the path to a working file, which will hold the data before the headers and footers are added. The DestinationHeader variable holds the path to a working file used only for method 2, which holds the header row before it is concatenated into the final file. The FinalFile variable holds the path to the final output file, which includes the header, data, and footer rows.


The Generate File data flow uses a Data Generator component from Konesans (a free download from www.sqlis.com). It simply generates some data, captures the number of rows using a Row Count transform, and outputs it to the Destination connection manager.


The Append Footer and Create a Header File data flows are very similar. They both use a Script source to generate a single row containing the footer or header data, respectively. The script is below.




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The two differ in the way the destination is handled. In the Append Footer data flow, the Flat File destination is set to append to the file, rather than overwriting it. It uses the DestinationWithFooter connection manager, which points to the same file that the data was sent to in the Generate File data flow. The DestinationWithFooter connection manager defines the file as having a single column. That makes it easier to append the footer row directly to the file. After the Append Footer data flow task has run, there is a single file that has the data rows and a footer row. War thunder japanese ships.

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In the Create a Header File data flow, the header row is sent to a new file. Then, in the Append Files execute process task, the header and the data file are concatenated together using a copy command. This is Method 2 for adding the header.

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For Method 1, the Add Header script tasks uses the System.IO.File class and the System.Text.StringBuilder class to create a new file containing the header row and the data rows, which already has the footer included.




Hopefully this example is helpful, if you are trying to sort through the options for adding headers and footers. The example is available on my Skydrive here.