Enumerating Available Packages Programmatically

As you work programmatically with Integration Services packages, you may want to determine whether an individual package or folder exists, or to enumerate the saved packages that are available to load and execute. The Application class of the Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime namespace provides a variety of methods to satisfy these requirements.

Determining Whether a Package or Folder Exists

To determine programmatically whether a saved package exists, call one of the following methods before attempting to load and run it:

Storage Location Method to Call
SSIS Package Store ExistsOnDtsServer
SQL Server ExistsOnSqlServer

To determine programmatically whether a folder exists before attempting to list the packages stored in it, call one of the following methods:

Storage Location Method to Call
SSIS Package Store FolderExistsOnDtsServer
SQL Server FolderExistsOnSqlServer

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Enumerating Available Packages

To obtain a list of saved packages programmatically, call one of the following methods:

Storage Location Method to Call
SSIS Package Store GetDtsServerPackageInfos
SQL Server GetPackageInfos

The following samples are console applications that demonstrate the use of these methods.

Example (SSIS Package Store)

Use the GetDtsServerPackageInfos method to list packages stored in the SSIS Package Store. The default storage locations that are managed by the SSIS Package store are File System and MSDB. You can create additional logical folders within these locations.

Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime    

Module Module1    

  Sub Main()    

    Dim sqlFolder As String    
    Dim sqlServer As String    

    Dim ssisApplication As Application    
    Dim sqlPackages As PackageInfos    
    Dim sqlPackage As PackageInfo    

    sqlServer = "."    

    ssisApplication = New Application()    

    ' Get packages stored in MSDB.    
    sqlFolder = "MSDB"    
    sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetDtsServerPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer)    
    If sqlPackages.Count > 0 Then    
      Console.WriteLine("Packages stored in MSDB:")    
      For Each sqlPackage In sqlPackages    
        Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name)    
      Next    
      Console.WriteLine()    
    End If    

    ' Get packages stored in the File System.    
    sqlFolder = "File System"    
    sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetDtsServerPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer)    
    If sqlPackages.Count > 0 Then    
      Console.WriteLine("Packages stored in the File System:")    
      For Each sqlPackage In sqlPackages    
        Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name)    
      Next    
    End If    

    Console.Read()    

  End Sub    

End Module    
using System;    
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;    

namespace EnumeratePackagesSSIS_CS    
{    
  class Program    
  {    
    static void Main(string[] args)    
    {    

      string sqlFolder;    
      string sqlServer;    

      Application ssisApplication;    
      PackageInfos sqlPackages;    

      sqlServer = ".";    

      ssisApplication = new Application();    

      // Get packages stored in MSDB.    
      sqlFolder = "MSDB";    
      sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetDtsServerPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer);    
      if (sqlPackages.Count > 0)    
      {    
        Console.WriteLine("Packages stored in MSDB:");    
        foreach (PackageInfo sqlPackage in sqlPackages)    
        {    
          Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name);    
        }    
        Console.WriteLine();    
      }    

      // Get packages stored in the File System.    
      sqlFolder = "File System";    
      sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetDtsServerPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer);    
      if (sqlPackages.Count > 0)    
      {    
        Console.WriteLine("Packages stored in the File System:");    
        foreach (PackageInfo sqlPackage in sqlPackages)    
        {    
          Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name);    
        }    
      }    

      Console.Read();    

    }    

  }    

}    

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Example (SQL Server)

Use the GetPackageInfos method to list Integration Services packages that are stored in an instance of SQL Server.

Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime    

Module Module1    

  Sub Main()    

    Dim sqlFolder As String    
    Dim sqlServer As String    
    Dim sqlUser As String    
    Dim sqlPassword As String    

    Dim ssisApplication As Application    
    Dim sqlPackages As PackageInfos    
    Dim sqlPackage As PackageInfo    

    sqlFolder = String.Empty    
    sqlServer = "(local)"    
    sqlUser = String.Empty    
    sqlPassword = String.Empty    

    ssisApplication = New Application()    

    sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer, sqlUser, sqlPassword)    

    For Each sqlPackage In sqlPackages    
      Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name)    
    Next    

    Console.Read()    

  End Sub    

End Module    
using System;    
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;    

namespace EnumeratePackagesSql_CS    
{    
  class Program    
  {    
    static void Main(string[] args)    
    {    

      string sqlFolder;    
      string sqlServer;    
      string sqlUser;    
      string sqlPassword;    

      Application ssisApplication;    
      PackageInfos sqlPackages;    

      sqlFolder = String.Empty;    
      sqlServer = "(local)";    
      sqlUser = String.Empty;    
      sqlPassword = String.Empty;    

      ssisApplication = new Application();    

      sqlPackages = ssisApplication.GetPackageInfos(sqlFolder, sqlServer, sqlUser, sqlPassword);    

      foreach (PackageInfo sqlPackage in sqlPackages)    
      {    
        Console.WriteLine(sqlPackage.Name);    
      }    

      Console.Read();    

    }    
  }    
}    

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See Also

Package Management (SSIS Service)