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SSIS ExecuteSql Task: Creating an empty database and passing the name as a parameter

SSIS ExecuteSql Task: Creating an empty database and passing the name as a parameter

SSIS ExecuteSql Task: Creating an empty database and passing the name as a parameter


I am somewhat new to SSIS. I have a need to create an SSIS package that creates a new empty database that will be populated downstream. I want to be able to pass the name of the new database to SSIS as a parameter. I have tried the following code in an Execute SQL task and it works:


DECLARE @db nvarchar(15);

SET @db = N'Test4'


SET @myCreate = N'Create Database ' +  @db ;

EXECUTE sp_executesql @myCreate ; 

This parses and executes properly. Now when I replace the second line with a parameter, it no longer will parse (see below):


SET @db = ? 

I have a global variable named 'Database' that is typed as a String and is set to 'Test4'. Back in the Execute SQL task under parameter mapping, I have the following:

Variable name: User::Database
Direction: Input
Parameter name: 0 (I also tried 1)
Parameter size: 15

Other properties in the ExecuteSQL task:

Connection type: OLE DB
Result Set: none
BypassPrepare: False

The addition of the parameter in the SQL causes the task not to parse and I have run out of ideas.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


--- Tom

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