Accomplished Data Warehouse Architect, DBA and Software Architect with over 15 years of professional experience and demonstrated success designing and implementing solutions that improve business functionality and productivity. Highly diverse technical background with proven ability to design, develop and implement technology on an enterprise level. I approach all projects with passion, diligence, integrity, and exceptional aptitude.
ldgaller has written 106 posts for The Daily DBA

SSIS 2016: Empty toolbox?

I recently upgraded several SSIS packages from VS2010 (SSIS 2008R2) to VS2015 (SSIS 2016). After the initial upgrade\conversion when I opened the package(s) I noticed that the Toolbox pane was empty, displaying a “There are no usable controls in this group.  Drag an item onto this text to add it to the toolbox.”.  What???  Where … Continue reading

Customizing SSRS Subscription Schedules

How frustrating is it when setting up an SSRS report subscription to be stuck with the standard  run times Daily, Hourly etc. With no options for adjusting or customizing the schedule to lets say just running during core business hours or exclude weekends etc. I have always found this to be a major shortcoming of … Continue reading

Understanding the SSIS Package Protection Level

One property of all SSIS packages that you must understand is the ProtectionLevel. This property tells SSIS how to handle sensitive information stored within your packages. Most commonly this is a password stored in a connection string. Why is this information important? If you don’t set the ProtectionLevel correctly, the package may become unusable. Other … Continue reading

Creating a Linked Server for Analysis Services

  To set up a linked server for Analysis Services, follow these steps: Connect to the Database Engine in Management Studio. Expand Server Objects, right-click Linked Servers, and click New Linked Server. Define a name for the linked server, and set the following options as shown in the screenshot below: Provider: Microsoft OLE DB Provider … Continue reading