How to read limited rows from CSV file in SSIS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have 2 years amount of data in my csv file . I only want to read last one month of data from csv file. I don't want to use conditional split for this. Please suggest any other ways in SSIS. Can I achieve using this using script task? any suggestions?



    Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:41 PM

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  • Hi 

    I can think of two possible approaches 1 - Using Conditional Split (Which you don't like) and 2 - Having a script task in Place.

    We can embed a script task with the filter logic to achieve this functionality in SSIS.

    Below shared links holds few blogs explaining the similar functionality which expects few tweaks to the code to work as desired.

    Hope this is helpful !!

    Thank you

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    Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:16 AM
  • Just as an alternative, I thought I'd mention that most web servers such as this one allow "ranged" partial requests. Look in response header  for something like "Accept-Ranges: bytes", an absence of this may also mean default "yes". This is because big files are served to us in chunks and the browser reassembles them. If one chunk fails, the client can re-request just that part of the file, by start and end byte index range. That means you can get the server to do the hard work and just get the bit you want returned.


    public class RangedHttpClient : WebClient
        private readonly long from;
        private readonly long to;
        public RangedHttpClient(long from, long to)
            this.from = from;
   = to;
        protected override WebRequest GetWebRequest(Uri address)
            var request = (HttpWebRequest)base.GetWebRequest(address);
            return request;

    Just thought I'd throw it into your bag of tricks.

    Assuming you're comfortable with scripting tasks in your SSIS.

    If the rows are variable length, the script could just work backwards requesting previous chunks and prepending until it has X number of carriage returns = number of lines worth of data you wanted from the end. If you're scripting, you could then be parsing each row, until it finds a date before your desired range.

    Also, a web request returns the file size (content-length) in the response headers, during a request handshake before transfer begins. So you could send a sample request to get the file size, then cancel the request before the content is transferred. Then you know where to work back from :) 



    All the best,



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    Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:02 PM
  • Hi Suvanichikati,

    Here is an elegant way to handle your scenario via single SSIS Execute SQL Task.

    First, check it directly in SSMS.


    ;WITH rs AS
    	SELECT *
    	FROM  OPENROWSET(BULK 'e:\Temp\DataCow.csv'
    		, FORMATFILE = 'e:\Temp\DataCow.xml'  
    		, ERRORFILE = 'e:\Temp\DataCow.err'
    		, FIRSTROW = 2 -- real data starts on the 2nd row
    		, MAXERRORS = 100
    		) AS t1
    -- INSERT INTO destinationTable -- uncomment it when you are ready
    SELECT * FROM rs
    WHERE LogDate IS NOT NULL; -- or any other filter condition


    41,"Orange","Orange",2018-09-09 16:41:02.000
    42,"Cherry, Banana","Red,Yellow",
    43,"Apple","Yellow",2017-09-09 16:41:02.000

    FORMATFILE = 'e:\Temp\DataCow.xml':

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <BCPFORMAT xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="">
          <FIELD ID="1" xsi:type="CharTerm" TERMINATOR=',"' MAX_LENGTH="70"/>
          <FIELD ID="2" xsi:type="CharTerm" TERMINATOR='","' MAX_LENGTH="70" COLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS"/>
          <FIELD ID="3" xsi:type="CharTerm" TERMINATOR='",' MAX_LENGTH="70" COLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS"/>
          <FIELD ID="4" xsi:type="CharTerm" TERMINATOR='\r\n' MAX_LENGTH="70" COLLATION="SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS"/>
          <COLUMN SOURCE="1" NAME="ID" xsi:type="SQLVARYCHAR"/>
          <COLUMN SOURCE="2" NAME="Name" xsi:type="SQLVARYCHAR"/>
          <COLUMN SOURCE="3" NAME="Colour" xsi:type="SQLVARYCHAR"/>
          <COLUMN SOURCE="4" NAME="LogDate" xsi:type="SQLDATETIME"/>

    Monday, September 16, 2019 2:30 AM
  • Hi Suvanichikati,

    Check if this tutorial video is helpful.

    Please refer to How to Read Excel Sheet Data after Skipping Rows in SSIS Package by using Script Task.



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    Monday, September 16, 2019 3:06 AM
  • Hi

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    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:04 AM
  • Hi Suvanichikati,

    What's the latest?
    Did the proposed solution help you to resolve the issue?

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:24 PM