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SSIS Import Wizard

SSIS Import Wizard

SSIS Import Wizard


Is this a new forum? If so, may I have the honour of posting the first question.

I am trying to migrate a non-SQL Server database to SQL Server 2005. The source database happens to be a Visual FoxPro DBC, but that's not really relevant. As far as SSIS is concerned, it is an OLE DB data source.

I am using the SSIS import wizard, and this has successfully imported all the tables, columns and data types. However, there seems to be no way of importing indexes or constraints.

Am I right that this is a limitation of the import wizard, or am I missing something?

It's not a big issue. I can always find other ways of doing the job. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

My Visual FoxPro site: www.ml-consult.co.uk

RE: SSIS Import Wizard

Congratulations on being the first to post a genuine question!!


As far as the indexes and constraints go, usually SQL Server does not import those from other sources.  It hasn't in the past, and I know of no reason this would have changed in SQL 2005.  


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RE: SSIS Import Wizard

Correct SSIS and DTS don't pull in the indexes aned constraints.  You'll need to create them manually.

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RE: SSIS Import Wizard


Thanks to both of you for your replies. This confirms what I had assumed. As I said earlier, it's not a problem. I can write code in Visual FoxPro to convert the indexes and constraints. I just wanted to check that it was necessary.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

My Visual FoxPro site: www.ml-consult.co.uk

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