I am new to integration services, and would like to setup a nightly task that references a view on a different SQL server on my network. I want to insert/update information into a custom student table that would store account numbers from another SQL box. I am confused on the control flow and data flow parts of this task.
I created a control flow of: Data Flow Task and then went into the properties of it. From the data properties, I created a OLE DB Source and another OLE DB Source, but what am confused on is my inner join. I am trying to map to the Copos Server, but since it is on a different server, I am getting errors on adding the linked server when I try and click mappings. Do I have to add a linked Server when the Source server is under the Connection Manager?
Should I get going about this another way? Should I be using the Data Flow Transformations of Merge or a Merge Join?