maandag 15 november 2010

SSIS : naming convention and connection manager (bad practice)

In one of my projects we're developing a SSIS framework. In this framework we defined a template about how a SSIS package and project should look like. We defined also structured checkpointfiles, logfiles, exportfiles and importfiles with naming conventions. Currently i'm building a SSAS cube based on the logging and auditing tables and i'll blog about this in the future.


I blogged about this in earlier post:
I've adopted the naming convention of Jamie thomson and this works great. But maybe what i've done is not so good: I also used this naming convention for the connection manager. When a OLEDB datasource is used as source i named it OLE_SRC_AdventureWorks. It isn't a problem when you don't use a general configuration table in your project but when you do troubles come into town: It is possible to use a connection as a source and a destination! Really? ;-)

Therefore your naming convention for connections should be source and destination independent. Perhaps an obvious issue but it become a real issue when you store your connections in a general configuration table.

Greetz,
Hennie

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