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Prompt and pass parameter to a SSIS job

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I have a SQL statement that I run manually each day and have to change one or more pieces of information such as the date when I run it.

The results of the statement generates a "|" delimited file.

Is it possible to set this up as an SSIS that will prompt for parameters?

Thanks
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by:PedroCGD
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you want to pass the delimiter dinamically?!
Explain me better what you want!
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Pedro
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by:jdr0606
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If I have a SQL statement that has a where statement that selects based on a particular country code I want the job to display a prompt asking to enter the country code and when the user enters the code the statement will run and generate a file based on the country code entered.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Are you planning on installing SSIS on every users workstation?  That could be a lot of licenses.
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No, only a couple of users need to run this process.
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It is a little unorthodox, but you should be able to build a script task with some VB.NET code to allow for input from the user.  The value could then be assigned to a Global Variable.

A better aproach would be to automate this process by setting the value programatically without user intervention.  Failing that at least pass in the value as a parameter.
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by:jdr0606
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Thanks for the feedback.

I asked the question more as "could it be done" before I determined if that was a direction to go.

Clearly from your comments this is not the best approach to my issue.

A simple .NET app will will be a much better solution.

Thanks again!
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>A simple .NET app will will be a much better solution.<<
Absolutely.  SSIS packages are for the most part best left unattended.
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