Data Streaming Destination

The Data Streaming Destination is a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) destination component that lets the OLE DB Provider for SSIS consume output of an SSIS package as a tabular result set. You can create a linked server that uses the OLE DB Provider for SSIS and then run a SQL query on the linked server to display data returned by the SSIS package.

In the following example example, the following query returns output from the Package.dtsx package in the SSISPackagePublishing project in the Power BI folder of the SSIS Catalog. This query uses the linked server named [Default Linked Server for Integration Services] that in turn uses the new OLE DB Provider for SSIS. The query includes folder name, project name, and package name in the SSIS catalog. The OLE DB Provider for SSIS runs the package you specified in the query and returns the tabular result set.

SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY([Default Linked Server for Integration Services], N'Folder=Power BI;Project=SSISPackagePublishing;Package=Package.dtsx')  

Data Feed Publishing Components

The Data Feed Publishing Components include the following components: OLE DB Provider for SSIS, Data Streaming Destination, and SSIS Package Publish Wizard. The wizard lets you publish an SSIS package as a SQL view in a SQL Server database instance. The wizard helps you with creating a linked server that uses the OLE DB Provider for SSIS and a SQL view that represents a query on the linked server. You run the view to query results from the SSIS package as a tabular data set.

To confirm that the SSISOLEDB provider is installed, in SQL Server Management Studio, expand Server Objects, Linked Servers, Providers, and confirm that you see the SSISOLEDB provider. Double-click SSISOLEDB, enable Allow Inprocess if it is not enabled, and click OK.

Publish an SSIS package as a SQL view

The following procedure describes the steps to publish an SSIS package as a SQL view.

  1. Create an SSIS package with a Data Streaming Destination component and deploy the package to the SSIS Catalog.

  2. Run the SSIS Package Publish Wizard by running ISDataFeedPublishingWizard.exe from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\DTS\Binn or by running the Data Feed Publishing Wizard from the Start menu.

    The wizard creates a linked server using the OLE DB Provider for SSIS (SSISOLEDB) and then creates a SQL view that consists of a query on the linked server. This query includes folder name, project name, and package name in the SSIS catalog.

  3. Execute the SQL view in SQL Server Management Studio and review the results from the SSIS package. The view sends a query to the OLE DB Provider for SSIS via the linked server you created. The OLE DB Provider for SSIS executes the package you specified in the query and returns the tabular result set.

Important

For detailed steps, see Walkthrough: Publish an SSIS Package as a SQL View.

Expose output data from an SSIS package as an OData feed by using the Power BI Admin Center

By using the Power BI Admin Center, IT Administrators can expose data from on-premises data sources as OData feeds to users. The Power BI Admin Center, by default, allows you to register only SQL Server data sources. However, you can register SSIS packages as data sources with the portal by using the Data Streaming Destination and the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server Integration Services (SSISOLEDB) and expose the result data from SSIS package as an OData feed to the user.

The Admin Center lets you publish views in a SQL Server database. As a result, you can use the SSIS Package Publish Wizard to publish an SSIS package as a SQL view. Then you can select the view to be included in the OData feed in the Power BI Admin Center. A data steward can consume the feed from the SSIS package by using the Power Query Add-in for Excel.

For a detailed walkthrough, see Publish SSIS Packages as OData Feed Sources.

In This Section

Configure Data Streaming Destination

Configure the Data Streaming Destination by using the Advanced Editor for Data Streaming Destination dialog box. Open this dialog box by double clicking the component or by right-clicking the component in the data flow designer and then clicking Edit.

This dialog box has three tabs: Component Properties, Input Columns, and Input and Output Properties.

Component Properties tab

This tab has the following editable fields:

Field Description
Name Name of the data streaming destination component in the package.
ValidateExternalMetadata Indicates whether the component is validated using external data sources at design time. If set to false, validation against external data sources is delayed until runtime.
IDColumnName The view generated by the Data Feed Publish Wizard has this additional ID column. The ID column serves as the EntityKey for the output data from the data flow when the data is consumed as an OData feed by other applications.

The default name for this column is _ID. You can specify a different name for the ID column.

Input Columns tab

In the top pane of this tab, you see all the available input columns. Select the columns that you want to include in the output of this component. The selected columns are displayed in a list in the bottom pane. You can change the name of the output column by entering the new name for the Output Alias field in the list.

Input Output Properties tab

Similar to the Input Columns tab, you can change names of output columns in this tab. In the tree view to the left, expand Data Streaming Destination Input and then expand Input Columns. Click the input column name and change the name of the output column name in the right pane.

See Also

Publish SSIS Packages as OData Feed Sources