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Part 4 - Add a Custom UI to the RabbitMQ Source

A lot of the content in this article is similar to what I did in Part 2, so if you haven’t read it I suggest you go back and read it now :) The next part of this series will take a look at implementing a custom UI for configuration of the RabbitMQ Source component. The main reference for this entry can be found on MSDN. A shout out and my thanks goes to Tillmann Eitelberg (Web | Twitter) who pointed me in the right direction when I was trying to figure out how to get a list of all the connection managers in a package.

Part 3 - Building a Custom Source Component

So far in this series I have shown how to create a custom connection manager and also how to create a user friendly interface to configure and test it. In this post I’m going to outline the steps I went through to create a custom source component for SSIS. By the end of this post I will show messages that are in a RabbitMQ queue being consumed by an SSIS package.

Part 1 - Building a Custom Connection Manager

Following on from my introductory post, here I will be explaining how to develop a Custom Connection Manager for RabbitMQ. This connection manager will then be used in future posts by a custom Source and Destination component. What is a Connection Manager for? From the MSDN documentation: “Integration Services uses connection managers to encapsulate the information needed to connect to an external data source. […] If the connection managers and external data sources supported by Integration Services do not entirely meet your requirements, you can create a custom connection manager.

Part 2 - Adding a Custom UI to the Connection Manager

In my previous post I explained how to create a custom connection manager for SSIS to connect to RabbitMQ. In this post I’m going to extend this further by adding a custom UI where the connection can be configured and tested. Preparing the Project The first step is to add a few more references: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Design Microsoft.SqlServer.DTSPipelineWrap Microsoft.SqlServer.DTSRuntimeWrap Microsoft.SqlServer.PipelineHost These assemblies can be found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\SDK\Assemblies

Building Custom SSIS Components

Introduction I’ve been using SSIS for a long time and have always been curious about developing custom sources and destinations. After having a bit of a look through the MDSN documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345161.aspx) last night I thought I would give it a go. So over the next couple of blog posts I’m going to attempt to create a custom Connection Manager, Source and Destination for RabbitMQ. RabbitMQ is a widely used message broker built on the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).

SSRS Report Templates

In this post I will outline a very simple approach to creating a report template for your SSRS solution. Getting Started Create a new (or open an existing) reporting solution and add a new report, let’s call it _Template.rdl - this report will form the basis of our template. Open this report and add any standard formatting or style that you want for all future reports. Maybe you have standard header/footers, e.