Execute Package Task Editor

Use the Execute Package Task Editor to configure the Execute Package Task. The Execute Package task extends the enterprise capabilities of Integration Services by letting packages run other packages as part of a workflow.

What do you want to do?

Open the Execute Package Task Editor

  1. Open an Integration Services project in Visual Studio that contains an Execute Package task.

  2. Right-click the task in the SSIS Designer, and then click Edit.

Set the Options on the General Page

Name
Provide a unique name for the Execute Package task. This name is used as the label in the task icon.

Note

Task names must be unique within a package.

Description
Type a description of the Execute Package task.

Set the Options on the Package Page

ReferenceType
Select Project Reference for child packages that are in the project. Select External Reference for child packages that are located outside the package

Note

The ReferenceType option is ready-only and set to External Reference if the project that contains the package has not been converted to the project deployment model. Deploy Integration Services (SSIS) Projects and Packages.

Password
If the child package is password protected, provide the password for the child package, or click the ellipsis button (…) and create a new password for the child package.

ExecuteOutOfProcess
Specify whether the child package runs in the process of the parent package or in a separate process. By default, the ExecuteOutOfProcess property of the Execute Package task is set to False, and the child package runs in the same process as the parent package. If you set this property to true, the child package runs in a separate process. This may slow down the launching of the child package. In addition, if set the property to true, you cannot debug the package in a tools-only install; you must install the Integration Services product. For more information, see Install Integration Services.

ReferenceType Dynamic Options

ReferenceType = External Reference

Location
Select the location of the child package. This property has the options listed in the following table.

Value Description
SQL Server Set the location to an instance of SQL Server.
File system Set the location to the file system.

Connection
Select the type of storage location for the child package.

PackageNameReadOnly
Displays the package name.

ReferenceType = Project Reference

PackageNameFromProjectReference
Select a package contained in the project, to be the child package.

Location Dynamic Options

Location = SQL Server

Connection
Select an OLE DB connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection manager.

Related Topics: OLE DB Connection Manager, Configure OLE DB Connection Manager

PackageName
Type the name of the child package, or click the ellipsis (…) and then locate the package.

Location = File system

Connection
Select a File connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection manager.

Related Topics: File Connection Manager, File Connection Manager Editor

PackageNameReadOnly
Displays the package name.

Set the Options on the Parameter Bindings Page

You can pass values from the parent package or the project, to the child package. The project must use the project deployment model and the child package must be contained in the same project that contains the parent package.

For information about converting projects to the project deployment model, see Deploy Integration Services (SSIS) Projects and Packages.

Child package parameter
Enter or select a name for the child package parameter.

Binding parameter or variable
Select the parameter or variable that contains the value that you want to pass to the child package.

Add
Click to map a parameter or variable to a child package parameter.

Remove
Click to remove a mapping between a parameter or variable and a child package parameter.