You can pass the database connection information to the SQL transformation as input data at run time. The transformation processes external SQL scripts or SQL queries that you create in an SQL editor. The SQL transformation processes the query and returns rows and database errors.
When you create an SQL transformation, you configure the following options:
The SQL transformation runs in one of the following modes:
The SQL transformation runs ANSI SQL scripts that are externally located. You pass a script name to the transformation with each input row. The SQL transformation outputs one row for each input row.
The SQL transformation executes a query that you define in a query editor. You can pass strings or parameters to the query to define dynamic queries or change the selection parameters. You can output multiple rows when the query has a SELECT statement.
• Passive or active transformation. The SQL transformation is an active transformation by default. You can configure it as a passive transformation when you create the transformation.
• Database type. The type of database the SQL transformation connects to.
• Connection type. Pass database connection information to the SQL transformation or use a connection object.
An SQL transformation running in script mode runs SQL scripts from text files. You pass each script file name from the source to the SQL transformation Script Name port. The script file name contains the complete path to the script file.
When you configure the transformation to run in script mode, you create a passive transformation. The transformation returns one row for each input row. The output row contains results of the query and any database error.
Rules and Guidelines for Script Mode
Use the following rules and guidelines for an SQL transformation that runs in script mode:
• You can use a static or dynamic database connection with script mode.
• To include multiple query statements in a script, you can separate them with a semicolon.
• You can use mapping variables or parameters in the script file name.
• The script code page defaults to the locale of the operating system. You can change the locale of the script.
• The script file must be accessible by the Integration Service. The Integration Service must have read permissions on the directory that contains the script.
• The Integration Service ignores the output of any SELECT statement you include in the SQL script. The SQL transformation in script mode does not output more than one row of data for each input row.
• You cannot use scripting languages such as Oracle PL/SQL or Microsoft/Sybase T-SQL in the script.
• You cannot use nested scripts where the SQL script calls another SQL script.
• A script cannot accept run-time arguments.
• When you configure the SQL transformation to run in query mode, you create an active transformation.
• When an SQL transformation runs in query mode, it executes an SQL query that you define in the transformation.
• You pass strings or parameters to the query from the transformation input ports to change the query statement or the query data.
You can create the following types of SQL queries in the SQL transformation:
• Static SQL query. The query statement does not change, but you can use query parameters to change the data. The Integration Service prepares the query once and runs the query for all input rows.
• Dynamic SQL query. You can change the query statements and the data. The Integration Service prepares a query for each input row.
Rules and Guidelines for Query Mode
Use the following rules and guidelines when you configure the SQL transformation to run in query mode:
• The number and the order of the output ports must match the number and order of the fields in the query SELECT clause.
• The native data type of an output port in the transformation must match the data type of the corresponding column in the database. The Integration Service generates a row error when the data types do not match.
• When the SQL query contains an INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE clause, the transformation returns data to the SQL Error port, the pass-through ports, and the Num Rows Affected port when it is enabled. If you add output ports the ports receive NULL data values.
• When the SQL query contains a SELECT statement and the transformation has a pass-through port, the transformation returns data to the pass-through port whether or not the query returns database data. The SQL transformation returns a row with NULL data in the output ports.
• You cannot add the “_output” suffix to output port names that you create.
• You cannot use the pass-through port to return data from a SELECT query.
• When the number of output ports is more than the number of columns in the SELECT clause, the extra ports receive a NULL value.
• When the number of output ports is less than the number of columns in the SELECT clause, the Integration Service generates a row error.
• You can use string substitution instead of parameter binding in a query. However, the input ports must be string data types.
SQL Transformation Properties
After you create the SQL transformation, you can define ports and set attributes in the following transformation tabs:
• Ports. Displays the transformation ports and attributes that you create on the SQL Ports tab.
• Properties. SQL transformation general properties.
• SQL Settings. Attributes unique to the SQL transformation.
• SQL Ports. SQL transformation ports and attributes.
Note: You cannot update the columns on the Ports tab. When you define ports on the SQL Ports tab, they display on the Ports tab.
Configure the SQL transformation general properties on the Properties tab. Some transformation properties do not apply to the SQL transformation or are not configurable.
Create Mapping :
Creating a flat file and importing the source from the flat file.
• Create a Notepad and in it create a table by name bikes with three columns and three records in it.
• Create one more notepad and name it as path for the bikes. Inside the Notepad just type in (C:\bikes.txt) and save it.
• Import the source (second notepad) using the source->import from the file.
After which we will get a wizard with three subsequent windows and follow the on screen instructions to complete the process of importing the source.
Importing the target and applying the transformation.
In the same way as specified above go to the targets->import from file and select an empty notepad under the name targetforbikes (this is one more blank notepad which we should create and save under the above specified name in the C :\).
• Create two columns in the target table under the name report and error.
• We are all set here. Now apply the SQL transformation.
• In the first window when you apply the SQL transformation we should select the script mode.
• Connect the SQ to the ScriptName under inputs and connect the other two fields to the output correspondingly.
Snapshot for the above discussed things is given below.
Step 3: Design the work flow and run it.
• Create the task and the work flow using the naming conventions.
• Go to the mappings tab and click on the Source on the left hand pane to specify the path for the output file.
Step 4: Preview the output data on the target table.