Transfer SQL Server Views in SSIS

In this article, we will show you how to transfer SQL Server Views in SSIS from one Database to another Database using the Transfer SQL Server Objects task. If you want to move the Stored Procedures, please refer to Transfer SQL Server Stored Procedures in SSIS article.

Transfer SQL Server Views 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 from [AdventureWorks2014] using the Transfer SQL Server Objects task. Please refer to Transfer SQL Server Tables with Data in SSIS article to understand, How to Transfer SQL server tables.

In this example, we are going to transfer the Sql Server User Defined Views from [AdventureWorks2014] to [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014] using SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects task. Before we start creating the package, Let us see the list of available Views in [AdventureWorks2014]

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From the above screenshot, you can see that the Database holds many User Defined Views. Our job is to transfer the SQL Server Views from [AdventureWorks2014] to [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014] using the SSIS Transfer SQL Server Objects task.

Now let us see the Destination Database

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From the above screenshot, you can see the [Duplicate AdventureWorks2014] Database does not have any Views apart from system Views.

STEP 1: Open BIDS and Drag and drop the Transfer SQL Server Objects Task from the SSIS 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 Name and description as per the project requirements.

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Here we haven’t changed any. Click on the Objects Tab

STEP 2: Select the SourceConnection property and click on it to create a New connection. If you already created, 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, choose 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 choosing [Adventureworks2014].

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

We already mentioned localhost instance in SourceConnection, and here also we utilize the same instance. If you want to create a new one, click on will open SMO Connection Manager Editor 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, set CopyAllObjects option to True. In this example, We are going to send Views 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. In this example, Our requirement is transferring the Views. So we have to understand options such as CopyAllViews and ViewsList.

If you require to copy all the User Defined Views from the source database, set CopyAllViews option to True.

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STEP 9: Select the ViewsList option and click on the collections. Once you click on the (…) button beside Collections, it will open the Select Views window to select the available User Defined Views from the source connection.

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For this example, we are selecting the First three Views. But you can try with different options.

STEP 10: Click ok to close the Select Views 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 Views from source to destination.

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Let’s open the SQL Server Management Studio and check for the User Defined Views.

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From the above screenshot, you can observe that we successfully transferred the SQL Server User-Defined Views such as vEmployee, vEmployeeDepartment, and vEmployeeDepartmentHistory views.