Insert, Update, and Delete Destination table with SSIS

Previously I’ve wrote about design and implementation an
UPSERT with SSIS. UPSERT is about Update existing records, and Insert new
records. Today I want to extend this to cover DELETED records as well. So
method used in this post can be used to find INSERTED / UPDATED / DELETED
records from the source table and apply those changes into the destination

In this example I used Merge Join Transformation,
Conditional Split, and OLE DB Command transform to implement the solution.
First we apply a full outer join on source and destination table on key
column(s) with Merge Join transformation. Then we use a conditional split to
find out the change type (removed, new, or existing records). Existing records
will require another processing to find out is there any changes happened or
not? We use another conditional split to compare value of equivalent columns in
source and destination.

Source table used in this example is Department table from
AdventureWorks2012 sample database which you can download online for free.


1- Create an OLE DB Source for source table, use select command
below to select data:

select *

from dbo.Department

order by DepartmentID

Note to the ORDER BY Clause in this statement. That part is
required because Merge Join transform require sorted sources as input. Name
this component as Source Table

2- Create another OLE DB Source for destination table. In this
example source and destination has same table name but are in different
databases. So we use same script as step 1 for this one as well. Name this
component as Destination Table.

3- Right click on OLE DB Source, choose Show Advanced Editor.
In the Advanced Editor window go to Input and Output Properties tab. Select the
OLE DB Source Output, and change the IsSorted Property to true.

4- Expand OLE DB Source output, and then under Output Columns
select DepartmentID. Then change the SortKeyPosition to 1.

5- Apply steps 3 and 4 for both OLE DB Sources (Source Table
and Destination Table)

6- Drag and drop a Merge Join transformation, connect two OLE
DB Sources to this. Set Source Table as left and Destination Table as right
input of this transformation.

7- Go to Merge Join transformation editor, DepartmentID will be
used as joining column (selected based on sort properties of previous components).
Note that if you don’t sort input columns of the merge join transformation then
you cannot get into the editor of this transformation and you face the error
regarding sorting of inputs.

Select all columns from Source and Destination tables in the
merge join transform, and rename them as picture below shows (add Source or
Destination prefix to each column)

8- Add a Conditional Split transformation and write two
expressions below to find out new records, and removed records. Also rename
default output as existing records and screenshot below shows

Expressions used in this sample are very easy and simply
find record changes. For example expression below:

!ISNULL(SourceDepartmentID) &&

Used to find new records. And literally means records that
has SourceDepartmentID but not DestinationDepartmentID.

And this script used to find deleted records:

ISNULL(SourceDepartmentID) &&

9- Add an OLE DB Destination and connect NEW RECORDS output to
it. Set configuration for destination table and use columns with Source prefix
in the column mapping of the OLE DB destination. This destination component
will insert new records into the destination table.

10- Add an OLE DB Command and connect Removed RECORDS output to
it. Create a connection to destination database, and write script below to
delete records by input department ID:

delete from dbo.department where DepartmentID=?

In the column mappings, map DestinationDepartmentID to the
parameter of statement.

11- Add another Conditional Split and connect Existing Records
output to it. We use this component to find only records that had a change in
one of the values. So we compare equivalent source and destination columns to
find non-match data.

This is the expression used to find match data in screenshot

(SourceName == DestinationName) && (SourceGroupName
== DestinationGroupName) && (SourceModifiedDate ==

12- Create a stored procedure in destination database to update
the Department table.

CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.UpdateDepartment

@DepartmentID smallint

,@Name nvarchar(50)

,@GroupName nvarchar(50)

,@ModifiedDate datetime




UPDATE [dbo].[Department]


[Name] = @Name

,[GroupName] = @GroupName

,[ModifiedDate] = @ModifiedDate

WHERE [DepartmentID] = @DepartmentID


13- Add another OLE DB Command and use non match output as the
input data stream to it. Connect it to destination database, and write below
statement in Component Properties tab’s SQLCommand property.

exec dbo.UpdateDepartment ?,?,?,?

14- Map input columns (with source prefixes) to parameters in
the stored procedure as screenshot below shows

15- Run the package and you will see changes will be applied to
destination table.

Testing the solution:

Here is data rows from source table

And data rows from destination table

Yellow records are new records

Pink records are updated records

Green record is deleted record (in destination table)

After running the package you will see records will be
redirected to data path as implemented:

And destination table will pick changes:

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