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Import Biml Metadata from Excel Advanced

This is the final post of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so. Our mission for this series was to quickly create many Flat File extracts from provided source queries using SQL Server Integration Services. […]

Import Biml Metadata Directly from Excel

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so.

It might surprise some of you that I use Excel extensively for Biml metadata. After all, I’ve ranted about the misuse of Excel in […]

BimlScript Code Nuggets and Mad Libs

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so.

Mad Libs?

Per Wikipedia, “Mad Libs is a phrasal template word game where one player prompts others for a list of […]

Generating Biml Scripts Using T-SQL

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so. In the previous article, I showed you how to use Excel generate Biml. In this article, we’ll generate the entire Biml Script for an […]

My Wife and I are Presenting at SQL Saturday Dallas on June 1st!

It might surprise some of you that my lovely wife Melissa is an ETL developer as well, and she’ll be giving her first presentation at SQL Saturday Dallas.

My Better Half

She will be giving the following presentation, while I act as her lovely assistant.

The True Story of Learning Biml

How do you […]

Simplifying Imported Biml

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you how to learn BimlScript through a series of short cuts and remain productive while doing so. In the previous article, I covered how to import existing packages into Biml using BimlExpress. In this article, we’ll examine that Biml and simplify […]

How to Import Existing SSIS Packages into Biml With BimlExpress

I’m asked the same question almost every time I present on Biml. “How do I import my existing SSIS packages?” Well in this post, I’m going to show you how to do it with BimlExpress 2019 for free.

This post is part of a series, Short Cuts to Biml Mastery which shows you […]

Short Cuts to Biml Mastery

I’ve been giving Biml related presentations for many years and shared what I believe are the most efficient ways to learn it. It’s possible to get enough Biml knowledge to become productive in a number of weeks, assuming one has time to focus on it. However context switching, commonly referred to as multi-tasking, kills the […]

Presenting SSIS Performance Tuning With #Biml Tomorrow at #SQLSatOKC

Just a quick shout out that I’ll be at SQL Saturday Oklahoma City tomorrow to give an updated version of the following presentation.

SSIS Performance Tuning with BimlScript

You may heard that Biml can automate ETL loads, but what if your data warehouse is several terabytes with a tight load window. In this demo focused presentation, we’ll […]