Path Properties

The data flow objects in the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) object model have common properties and custom properties at the level of the component, inputs and outputs, and input columns and output columns. Many properties have read-only values that are assigned at run time by the data flow engine.

This topic lists and describes the custom properties of the paths that connect data flow objects.

Path Properties

In the Integration Services object model, a path that connects components in the data flow implements the IDTSPath90 interface.

The following table describes the configurable properties of the paths in a data flow. The data flow engine also assigns values to additional read-only properties that are not listed here.

Property name Data Type Description


Integer (enumeration)

A value that indicates whether an annotation should be displayed with the path on the designer surface. The possible values are AsNeeded, SourceName, PathName, and Never. The default value is AsNeeded.



The input associated with the path.



The output associated with the path.

See Also


Common Properties
Source Custom Properties
Transformation Custom Properties
Destination Custom Properties


Using Property Expressions to Specify Property Values for Data Flow Objects

Other Resources

Integration Services Paths

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance

Change History

Release History

5 December 2005

Changed content:
  • Description property is now PathAnnotation.
  • EndPoint property is now DestinationName.
  • StartPoint property is now SourceName.
  • Removed Name property.