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Is it something different from DTS or the same.
I need to pull data from Oracle giving some conditions which needs a multible tables crawl and get the data and publish in SQLserver. The connection is in WAN.The data size can be very huge.
Can we write activex scripts and work, Is any sample available for that.
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by:David_Cameron
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What is wrong with DTS?

You coulde write scripts to pull the information in, but that could be a lot of work.

Some questions:
1. How frequently do the updates need to happen (eg Real Time or daily updates)?
2. How reliable is the WAN connection?
3. What is the level of control of the Oracle server, ie can you implement a solution that requires some work to be done on the Oracle box?
4. How much information are we talking about?
5. Are there special conditions on the data or is it just a case of pull all information from x tables?
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by:Neelamjain
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Thanx for reply.
Answers to your questions
1. Updates happen weekly.
2. Though it's reliable, it cannot be much assured on WAN, when it fails or gives end of file communication.
3.No we donot have anycontrol on ORA server.
4.it should be around 2GB of data each week per server.
5. there are some conditions for getting incremental data.. but has to get from x tables.

My Query..
What is the main difference between DDQ and DTS, what and how exactly you can use DDQ for. the Books online doesn't give a very clear picture.

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DDQ stands for data driven queries. BOL seems quite information on this. Read the section titled Data Driven Query Task. Data driven queries are a tool that can be used by DTS, they are not a replacement for DTS.

If updates happen weekly there are other options. One good one would be to dump the data to some other format (eg csv file for each table), FTP the file(s) from the Oracle server, and import from there. Importing from the text file would be faster if you were to use BCP.

Take a look at the following link, it describes all the different options pretty well, although from a different perspective:
http://vyaskn.tripod.com/maintaining_standby_sql_server.htm

I am still unsure as to why you don't want to use DTS.
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