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I am in the process of creating a staging area for our BI Solution.
The problem I have is, I need to copy multiple tables from one Server to another.
Besides using SQL to copy tables from one Server to another, then creating a SSIS package.
Is there another way to do this in SSIS besides manually mapping each table?
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You mean like, closing your eyes and using The Force?

Nope.  Every source-to-destination data flow in an SSIS package requires columns be mapped to each other.

One other possibility, if the tables are going to be created on the fly with the SSIS package, is instead of Data Flow tasks, use a SQL task that does a 'INSERT INTO new_table SELECT * FROM old_table', but then afaik the relationships and indexes will not be created in new_table.

Or, if the entire database can be created on the fly, just backup your db, then restore the backup onto the new server, then edit in the new database what you don't need.
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OK. Thanks.
Just thought I could use a script task and create the tables dynamically, then use Informaiton_Schema.Columns to build my tables.
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>could use a script task and create the tables dynamically, then use Informaiton_Schema.Columns to build my tables.
Probably, but that sounds like a wompload of work.  How 'dynamic' do you need this, i.e. would it work to just script out the table inserts, then execute the script.
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I think I’ll take your advise, just asking for trouble doing it dynamically. I'll use SQL to generate the SSIS package, this will do all the mapping for me. Then I can just tweak the package.

Thanks again.
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