Transfer SQL Server Tables with Data in SSIS

In this article, we will show you how to transfer SQL Server tables with data from one Database to another Database using the Transfer SQL Server Objects task. If you want to transfer SQL Server Table Structures (without data) then, Please refer Transfer SQL Server Table Structures in SSIS article

Transfer SQL Server Tables with Data Using Transfer SQL Server Objects Task in SSIS

If you observe the below screenshot, We have one Empty Database (TRANSFERDBTASKS). In this example, we are going to transfer a few tables along with data from [Adventure Works DW 2014] database to [TRANSFER DB TASKS] Database using Transfer SQL Server Object Task in SSIS.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Empty Database

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, you can write your name and description as per the project requirements.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task General Tab

Here we haven’t changed the Name, but we changed the description as Transfer SQL Server Table with Data.

Click on the Objects Tab

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

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Objects Tab

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

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

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Source Connection

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 you want to use. For now, we are selecting [Adventure works DW 2014].

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Source Database

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

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

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Destination Connection

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

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Destination Database

STEP 7: Click on the CopyData property and change the option from default False to True. In this example, we are willing to transfer SQL Server Database tables along with Data from source to destination.

By changing the CopyData property option from False to True, Transfer SQL Server Objects Task will copy the tables and also data inside the tables.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Copy Data

STEP 8: 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 a few tables. So we leave it to default False.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Copy All Objects

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

STEP 9: 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 tables. So we have to understand the first two options only such as CopyAllTables and TableList.

If you require to copy all the tables from the source database, set the CopyAllTables option to True. In this example, We are going to send a few tables, so we leave it to default False.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Objects To Copy

NOTE: If you set the CopyAllTables option to True, there is no point in select the tables from TableList option.

STEP 10: Click on the TableList option and click on the collections. Once you click on the (…) button beside Collections, it opens the Select Tables window to select the available tables from the source connection.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Copying Tables

For this example, we are selecting 3 tables ([Dim Customer], [Dim Employee], [Dim Product], and [Dim Geography]) only. But you can try with some more tables.

STEP 11: Click ok to close the Select Tables 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 table with Data from source to destination.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Copy Tables

Let’s open the SQL Server Management Studio and check for the tables.

SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects Task Copy Tables Output

From the above screenshot, you can observe that We successfully transferred the SQL Server tables and their Data.