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SSIS import Excel with Data Connection

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi guys, I am trying to use SSIS for the first time. What I am hoping to do is set up a scheduled job that will get SSIS to read an Excel spreadsheet on a regular basis and import the data out of it into an SQL Server database. Now my Excel spreadsheet uses a Data Connection to a different source and I want the data to be refreshed before SSIS imports it. Is that possible?

The problem I am facing right now is that the Data Connection does not seem to run before SSIS import the data. It keeps importing the old data that was sitting in the Excel spread sheet at the time it was saved last.

Is there any way I can tell SSIS to run the data connection first? Or is there something I need to do in my Excel file to ensure the connection is run?

By the way: the Excel file is set up to run the Data Connection immediately when it is opened normally in Excel, but the general user always first has to go into the Security Settings and enable Data Connections.

Thanks for the help!

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