Where so I find the Excel connection manager in SSIS

Posted on 2011-10-14
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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I try to create a SSIS package and want to setup the Excel connection. Here are what I did:

1. right click the Data Source
2. Select "new" connection
3. Look for Excel in the provider.

However, i just cannot see any Excel connection in the list. Anyone can show me where it is?

BTW, I use BIDS 2008.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Question by:chuang4630
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by:Alpesh Patel
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In connection area Right click and add new excel connection.

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Jason Yousef, MS earned 2000 total points
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Also another method, just to add ...

When you add an EXCEL source or destination, it'll allow you to click on MEW and setup a new connection.

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I will try
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by:Jason Yousef, MS
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Great, thanks for the points and see you in another SSIS question, by the way I blog helpful SSIS/SSRS stuff at http://asqlb.blogspot.com/    consider taking a look and following :)

Jason Yousef

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