Transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures in SSIS

In this article, we will show you how to Transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures in SSIS. For this, we will create an SSIS package to transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures from one Database to another Database using Transfer SQL Server Objects task.

Please refer Transfer SQL Server Objects task in SSIS to understand the functionality of every SSIS property.

Transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures Using Transfer SQL Server Objects Task in SSIS

If you observe the below screenshot, there is one Database called [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014]. We already Transferred the tables in Transfer SQL Server Tables with Data in SSIS article.

In this example, we are going to transfer the SQL Server stored procedures from [AdventureWorks2014] to [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014] using the SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects task. If you want to Transfer User Defined Functions, then Please refer to Transfer SQL Server User Defined Functions in SSIS article.

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STEP 1: Open BIDS and Drag and drop the Transfer SQL Server Objects Task from the toolbox to control flow.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task

Double click on the Transfer SQL Server Objects will open the Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Editor to configure it.

General Tab

In this tab, enter the Name and description

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STEP 2: Select the SourceConnection property and click on it to create a New connection. If you already created, then select it.

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Once you click on <New connection…> an SMO Connection Manager Editor window will open to configure the connection.

STEP 3: For this example, we are selecting our localhost instance and using Windows Authentication. If you are working for an organization, select the SQL Server Authentication, and enter the credentials.

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Click on the Test connection button to check whether the connection is throwing errors or not.

STEP 4: Click on the SourceDatabase option and select the database. For now, we selected the [Adventureworks2014].

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STEP 5: Select the DestinationConnection property and click on to create a New connection. If you already created, then select it.

We have already mentioned localhost instance in SourceConnection, and here also we use the same instance. If you want to create a new one, click on will open SMO Connection Manager Editor window to configure the connection.

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STEP 6: Click on the DestinationDatabase option and select the database you want to use. For now, we are selecting [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014].

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STEP 7: If you require to copy all the objects (views, function, stored procedures, tables) from the source database, then set the CopyAllObjects option to True. In this example, We are going to send Stored Procedures only. So we leave it to default False.

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If we set CopyAllObjects option to False, next property ObjectsToCopy will get enabled.

STEP 8: Click on the ObjectsToCopy property to configure it. ObjectsToCopy property will explore many options of the Transfer SQL Server Objects Task. Let us concentrate on options that belong to, or related to this example. In this example, Our requirement is transferring the Stored Procedures. So we have to understand options such as CopyAllStoredProcedures and StoredProceduresList.

If you require to copy all the Stored Procedures from the source database, then set CopyAllStoredProcedures option to True. Although we are sending all the Stored Procedures. To show you, We leave it to default False and later we will select them in the StoredProceduresList

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STEP 9: Click on the StoredProceduresList option and click on the collections. Once you click on the (…) button beside Collections, it will open the Select Stored Procedures window to select the available Stored Procedures from the source connection.

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For this example, we are selecting all of them, but you can try with different options.

STEP 10: Click ok to close the Select Stored Procedures window and then click ok to finish configuring the Transfer SQL Server Objects Task.

Let us run the package to see whether we successfully transferred the SQL Server Stored Procedures from source to destination.

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Let’s open the SQL Server Management Studio and check for the SSIS Transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures.

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that we successfully transferred the SQL Server Stored Procedures.