SSIS 2012: Execute SQL Task to execute an Informix SP, with parameter

Hi guys

Would anyone have an example of what to put in the SQLStatement property of an Execute SQL Task to execute an Informix Stored Procedure that passes a parameter?

database:  scadev (also name of connection to it)
procedure:  ssim

A Google search turned up empty.  (Hint:  If you post a link that I've already seen in a Google search, then you likely aren't helping...)

Thanks in advance.
Jim
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DcpKingCommented:
I haven't used Informix since before MS introduced DTS, but have you tried running the proc from a Script Task, with an ODBC connection to the Informix database?

hth

Mike
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorAuthor Commented:
Using ODBC to connect right now, and that's essentially my question.

I have a SQL Task 'DELETE * FROM table' and a data pump from text file to Informix table working.
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DcpKingCommented:
In that case it would appear that a SQL Task "insert into <tablename> select  <parametervalue>" should work. If so, set up a new table, put the parameter value in there, and get the informix sp to read it, act on it, and delete it from the table (so it doesn't get used twice).  Similarly for returning values - a two-column name-value table ...

It is, I'll admit, a bit of a kludge, but sometimes .....

hth

Mike
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorAuthor Commented:
The task is to execute an Informix procedure, so not sure how "insert into <tablename> select  <parametervalue>"  accomplishes that.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorAuthor Commented:
I ended up dodging the issue by creating a script task that parsed the SP call via VB...
Dim sSQL As String
   sSQL = "EXECUTE PROCEDURE ssim_load('" + Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss") + "')"
   Dts.Variables("sSQL").Value = sSQL

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.. and then in the Execute SQL Task passing sSQL as the SourceVariable.
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DcpKingCommented:
My thought was to add the parameters to a table instead of directly to the SP, and then alter the SP to read the parameters from the table rather than receive them when called..... However, you've solved the problem another way ... well done!

Mike
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