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Creating SSIS Package Variables Programmatically

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi There, I am fairly new to SSIS.  I am creating a number of custom SSIS Tasks that I want to be able to share information between at runtime.  I figured that the best way to do this was through package variables, as in the Execute() method each custom task has access to the package variables through the VariableDispenser object.  I have managed to read variables at runtime that I create in the designer, however I am having trouble creating and writing to them.  I have created a very simple custom task below that I would expect to create the specified variable... [DtsTask(DisplayName = "TestVariableWriter")] public class Variab : Task { public override DTSExecResult Execute(Connections connections, VariableDispenser variableDispenser, IDTSComponentEvents componentEvents, IDTSLogging log, object transaction) { try { string varName = "TestVariable"; string varValue = "TestValue"; Variables vars = null; variableDispenser.LockForWrite(varName); variableDispenser.GetVariables(ref vars); if (variableDispenser.Contains(varName)) vars[varName].Value = varValue; else vars.Add(varName, false, string.Empty, varValue); vars.Unlock(); return DTSExecResult.Success; } catch (Exception ex) {

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