Excel Destination

The Excel destination loads data into worksheets or ranges in Microsoft Excel workbooks.

Important

For detailed info about connecting to Excel files, and about limitations and known issues for loading data from or to Excel files, see Load data from or to Excel with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Access Modes

The Excel destination provides three different data access modes for loading data:

  • A table or view.

  • A table or view specified in a variable.

  • The results of an SQL statement. The query can be a parameterized query.

Configure the Excel Destination

The Excel destination uses an Excel connection manager to connect to a data source, and the connection manager specifies the workbook file to use. For more information, see Excel Connection Manager.

The Excel destination has one regular input and one error output.

You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.

The Advanced Editor dialog box reflects all the properties that can be set programmatically. For more information about the properties that you can set in the Advanced Editor dialog box or programmatically, click one of the following topics:

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.

Note

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.

Static Options

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

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.

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.

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.

Browse
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.

Excel Destination Editor (Mappings Page)

Use the Mappings page of the Excel Destination Editor dialog box to map input columns to destination columns.

Options

Available Input Columns
View the list of available input columns. Use a drag-and-drop operation to map available input columns in the table to destination columns.

Available Destination Columns
View the list of available destination columns. Use a drag-and-drop operation to map available destination columns in the table to input columns.

Input Column
View input columns selected from the table above. You can change the mappings by using the list of Available Input Columns.

Destination Column
View each available destination column, whether it is mapped or not.

Excel Destination Editor (Error Output Page)

Use the Advanced page of the Excel Destination Editor dialog box to specify options for error handling.

Options

Input or Output
View the name of the data source.

Column
View the external (source) columns that you selected in the Connection Manager node of the Excel Source Editordialog box.

Error
Specify what should happen when an error occurs: ignore the failure, redirect the row, or fail the component.

Related Topics: Error Handling in Data

Truncation
Specify what should happen when a truncation occurs: ignore the failure, redirect the row, or fail the component.

Description
View the description of the error.

Set this value to selected cells
Specify what should happen to all the selected cells when an error or truncation occurs: ignore the failure, redirect the row, or fail the component.

Apply
Apply the error handling option to the selected cells.

See Also

Load data from or to Excel with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
Excel Source
Excel Connection Manager