The ODBC source allows you to create your create a custom query against a SQL Server database and use the returned set of data as source data for pasTransfer.


ODBC Query Page


The ODBC Query Page allows a user to create, edit and select a Data Source Name (DSN) for connection to an ODBC data source, and write a custom query for exporting data from the database.

Connection Tab

oChoose DSN:  Select an existing DSN for your connection string.

oODBC DSN Editor:  Launches the ODBC Data Source Administrator form to manage database drivers and data sources.  Click here for more information at MSDN.

oConnection String Help:  This links to the MSDN web page on the .NET Framework implementation of the ODBC connection string, along with examples.

oConnection String:  The connection string to the ODBC data source.

Query Tab

oQuery: The select statement to be used to query data from the SQL Server.

Advanced Tab

oConnection Timeout:  The amount of time to spend attempting to make a connection to the database.  The default time is 30 seconds.

oCommand Timeout:  The amount of time to spend attempting to complete the commands or transaction before disconnecting.  It is advised to use a higher command timeout if you are inserting a lot of data or working with a slow connection.

oUse Transactions:  A transaction is a single unit of work.  Enabling transactions allows for an all-or-nothing insert.  If any lines encounter a problem, the transaction will roll back and all modifications will be erased.  If a transaction is successful, all modifications were successful and become a permanent part of the database.

Data Record Column Macros Page


The Data Record Column Macros Page is used to map columns from the returned set data to a General Line.  The list box to the left contains a list of columns which will be returned from the query specified in the prior page.


Attributes Tab


Any columns from the source data can be made into attributes and mapped later on the destination transformation.  At least one attribute is required to be specified.  Click and drag a column to the attribute data grid to create a macro command.


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