Excel Destination Editor (Connection Manager Page)

Use the Connection Manager page of the Excel Destination Editor dialog box to specify data source information, and to preview the results. The Excel destination loads data into a worksheet or a named range in a Microsoft Excel workbook.


The CommandTimeout property of the Excel destination is not available in the Excel Destination Editor, but can be set by using the Advanced Editor. In addition, certain Fast Load options are available only in the Advanced Editor. For more information on these properties, see the Excel Destination section of Excel Custom Properties.

To learn more about the Excel destination, see Excel Destination.

Static Options

Excel connection manager
Select an existing Excel connection manager from the list, or create a new connection by clicking New.

Create a new connection manager by using the Excel Connection Manager dialog box.

Data access mode
Specify the method for selecting data from the source.

Option Description
Table or view Loads data into a worksheet or named range in the Excel data source.
Table name or view name variable Specify the worksheet or range name in a variable.

Related information: Use Variables in Packages
SQL command Load data into the Excel destination by using an SQL query.

Name of the Excel sheet
Select the excel destination from the drop-down list. If the list is empty, click New.

Click New to launch the Create Table dialog box. When you click OK, the dialog box creates the excel file that the Excel Connection Manager points to.

View Existing Data
Preview results by using the Preview Query Results dialog box. Preview can display up to 200 rows.


If the Excel connection manager you selected points to an excel file that does not exist, you will see an error message when you click this button.

Data Access Mode Dynamic Options

Data access mode = Table or view

Name of the Excel sheet
Select the name of the worksheet or named range from a list of those available in the data source.

Data access mode = Table name or view name variable

Variable name
Select the variable that contains the name of the worksheet or named range.

Data access mode = SQL command

SQL command text
Enter the text of an SQL query, build the query by clicking Build Query, or locate the file that contains the query text by clicking Browse.

Build Query
Use the Query Builder dialog box to construct the SQL query visually.

Use the Open dialog box to locate the file that contains the text of the SQL query.

Parse Query
Verify the syntax of the query text.

See Also

Integration Services Error and Message Reference
Excel Destination Editor (Mappings Page)
Excel Destination Editor (Error Output Page)
Loop through Excel Files and Tables by Using a Foreach Loop Container