Professional SQL Server 2000 DTS (Data Transformation Service)

One of the new outstanding features of SQL Server is Data Transformation Services (DTS). DTS can be used by both developers and database administratorsdata transfer across internet and intranet applications. This offers rapid and effective solutions to common problems such as: (DBAs) and is attracting a lot of interest. There is a demand for information and currently no other books are available to satisfy this. DTS enables data to be moved between a wide variety of sources and destinations, as well as transforming the data along the way to suit your requirements. DTS can be used to maximum effect in data-driven applications, enabling dynamic

Automatically transferring data into data warehouses
Importing and exporting data to and from other applications for analysis and reporting
Moving working copies of databases between servers

The capabilities of DTS are large and this book will give the reader a complete picture of how to use DTS to its fullest potential.

A lot of corporate databases are what’s behind the InternetProfessional SQL Server 2000 DTS gives DBAs and programmers a handy guide to getting the most out of the Data Transformation Services (DTS)–a flexible set of tools that work on a wide variety of databases–that are available in SQL Server 2000. revolution.

The hands-on focus of the book makes it a win for readers of all backgrounds. While online help for DTS is not always easy to decipher, this book remedies the situation with plenty of screen shots of all of the major tools in action. Early sections examine nearly two dozen built-in tasks or functions in DTS–from the obvious (copying data from one database to another) to the more esoteric (sending files via FTP within DTS).

A gentle introduction to using VBScriptdifferent formatsservers and querying data from heterogeneous sources., including mainframe and Office documents. (Specific tips guide you in working with DB2 and Excel data.) A standout section looks at “linking” and ActiveX objects gets at the DTS object model to design “custom tasks.” By using this approach, you can automate and transform data reliably among

You also learn how to build a Web front end (using ASPsMicrosoftdatabaseobject model. with Microsoft Analysis Services. The book closes with a thorough reference section that lists the objects and methods in the DTS way–from the basics of the star, snowflake, and hybrid fact tables for a data mart to setting up and loading the data using DTS, and then running the ) for a data application that uses SQL-DMO APIs to automate database tasks through a browser. Later, there’s an excellent tutorial on data warehousing, done the

Topics covered:
Introduction to Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Survey of DTS wizards and tools
The Import/Export Wizard
The Copy Database Wizard
The DTS Designer
Survey of automated tasks in SQL Server 2000, including the Bulk Insert, Execute SQL, Copy SQL Server Objects, and Transfer Databases tasks
The Multiphase Data Pump
Using a Data Driven Query (DDQ)
The FTP Task
The Execute Package Task
The Message Queue Task
Advanced package options
General package properties
Transfer Data Task options
Data scrubbing
Working with heterogeneous data (using linked servers from mainframe and legacy servers)
Tips for converting Excel and DB2 data
DTS ActiveX Script basics
Quick tutorial for VBScript syntax
The DTS Object Model
File management with the FileSystemObject object
DTS security issues
Meta Data Services
Backing up databases
DTS error handling
Building custom tasks in DTS
Star, snowflake, and hybrid designs for data warehouses
Extract, Transformation, and Load (ETL) with DTS
Microsoft Analysis Services
Creating Web front ends for DTS applications
Reference to the DTS and ADO object models
Reference to essential VB functions and keywords
Microsoft Scripting Run-Time Reference

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