SSIS Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode

In this article, we are going to explain how to perform SSIS Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode with an example. To use Full cache mode, we have to use the Cache Connection Manager along with SSIS Lookup Transformation.

Before you start creating your SSIS Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode package, Please refer the Lookup article to understand the properties.

TIP: Please refer to Lookup Transformation in SSIS article to understand, How SSIS Lookup will Operate on Databases like SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2 servers using the OLE DB Connection Manager in SSIS.

Let us see the Lookup source table in our SQL Server, and its data before we start creating the package.

SELECT [Country]
      ,[State]
      ,[City]
      ,[UnitPrice]
      ,[ProductStandardCost]
      ,[SalesAmount]
      ,[TaxAmt]
  FROM [SSIS Tutorials].[dbo].[Lookup Transformation Source]
SSIS Lookup Transformation Source Data

Configure SSIS Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode

STEP 1: In order to SSIS Lookup Full Cache Mode, first Drag and drop the Data Flow Task from the toolbox to control flow region and rename it as Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode.

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Double click on it will open the data flow tab.

STEP 2: Drag and drop OLE DB Source from the toolbox to the data flow region. Double click on OLE DB source in the data flow region will open the connection manager

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that We selected [Lookup Transformation Source] table present in the [SSIS Tutorials] Database

STEP 3: Click on the columns tab to check the columns. In this tab, we can uncheck the unwanted columns.

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STEP 4: Add a Lookup Transformation to the Data Flow tab. Right-click on SSIS Lookup Transformation to configure Full Cache Mode it.

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In the General Tab, Under the connection type section, change the connection type from OLE DB connection manager to Cache Connection Manager because we are using the cache file (.caw).

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Under “Specify how to handle rows with no matching entries.” Change the default Fail Component to Redirect rows to no match Output option. By changing this option, Unmatched rows will redirect to No match output. Otherwise, the Package will Fail.

STEP 5: Click on the Connection tab to configure the Cache Connection Manager. Click on the new button to select the cache file in the local file system.

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By clicking on the New button will open Cache Connection Manager Editor. Here, click on the Browse button to browse the local hard drive.

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Here we selected the cache lookup.caw file which we created in Cache Transformation in SSIS article from the file system.

Click Columns Tab in Cache Connection Manager Editor

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Check the index position of the lookup column (Here it is Country Name). If it is 0, change it to 1.

Click ok to finish configuring the Cache Connection Manager. Now click on the Column Tab in lookup Transformation Editor

STEP 6: Click on the Available Input columns. Next, drag the source column to the available lookup columns to create a join between the 2 data sets.

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From the above, you can observe that a Country column in the source data will check against the [Country Name] column in the lookup table.

  • If each row of the Country column in the source data matches with anyone row of the [Country Name] column in the lookup table, then that row will pass to the Matched Output.
  • If each row of the Country column in the source data does not match with anyone row of the [Country Name] column in the lookup table, then that row passed to No Match Output.

Sometimes we may have some extra columns in the lookup table which we want to pass to the matched output. In these situations, we have checkmark that column in Available lookup Columns as we did for Country Code column.

STEP 7: Drag two Excel Destinations on to the Data Flow tab and then drag the Lookup Transformation Output Arrow to one of the Excel Destination. A pop-up window Input Output Selection will appear prompting you to select the Input-Output type: either Lookup Match Output or Lookup No Match Output.

Select Lookup Match Output and click OK.

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When you drag another Output Arrow to Excel Destination 1, it automatically allocates Lookup No Match Output to it.

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STEP 8: Double click on the Excel Destination will open the Excel Destination Editor. Click on the new button beside the Excel Connection manager to configure the Excel Connection Manager.

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that we are browsing the Lookup Transformation Matched Rows.xls file located in our local hard drive as our destination file.

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Now configure the table or worksheet if you already created in excel file. Or click on a new button to configure here.

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Here we selected the Matched Rows as excel table

STEP 9: Click on the Mappings tab to verify whether the source columns exactly mapped to the destination columns.

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STEP 10: Now Double click on the Excel Destination 1 to configure the No match output. Here we are going to select the Lookup Transformation Not Matched Rows.xls file located in our local hard drive as our destination file to store the Not Matched Row Data.

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Now configure the table if you already created in excel file or click on a new button to configure here.

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Here we selected the Unmatched Rows table as our destination excel table.

STEP 11: Repeat step 9

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Right-click on the SSIS Lookup Transformation Package in the Solution Explorer and select Execute Package.

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that our SSIS Lookup Transformation in Full Cache Mode Package has executed successfully. Let us open the Excel files to view the matched data and the unmatched data. First, let us open the Lookup Transformation Matched Rows.xls File to see the Matched Rows.

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that the Country Code column is coming from the lookup table in a cache.

Let us open the Lookup Transformation Not Matched Rows.xls File to see the Unmatched Rows.

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