API Sample - Programmatically add a configuration file to a package
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First published on MSDN on Mar 02, 2009

Update 2009-03-03 : Darren Green has a post which covers the other configuration types as well .

This sample programmatically adds a reference to an existing configuration file to a package.

Things to note:

  • The CreatePackage() method just creates a package (it doesn’t matter what is in it). Typically you’d be using this code to add a configuration to an existing package (doing a Package.LoadFromXml() or something similar)

  • For this approach to work, the paths in the configuration file must be the same in every package.
class ConfigurationReference
static void Main(string[] args)
// Add a reference to an existing configuration file.
// Note all property paths must match.
Package package = CreatePackage();

// Enable configurations
package.EnableConfigurations = true;

// Create the configuration reference
Configuration config = package.Configurations.Add();
config.Name = "Configuration";
config.ConfigurationType = DTSConfigurationType.ConfigFile;
config.ConfigurationString = @"c:\temp\config.dtsconfig";

static Package CreatePackage()
var p = new Package();

// Add Data Flow Task
Executable dataFlowTask = p.Executables.Add("STOCK:PipelineTask");

// Set the name (otherwise it will be a random GUID value)
var taskHost = dataFlowTask as TaskHost;
Debug.Assert(taskHost != null, "Unexpected task type");

taskHost.Name = "Data Flow Task";

// We need a reference to the InnerObject to add items to the data flow
var pipeline = taskHost.InnerObject as MainPipe;
Debug.Assert(pipeline != null, "Unexpected InnerObject type");

// Create a package variable to store the row count value
p.Variables.Add("RowCountVar", false, "User", 0);

// Add connection manager
ConnectionManager connection = p.Connections.Add("OLEDB");
connection.Name = "MyConnection";
connection.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorksDW2008;Provider=SQLNCLI10.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Auto Translate=False;";

// Add OLEDB Source
IDTSComponentMetaData100 srcComponent = pipeline.ComponentMetaDataCollection.New();
srcComponent.ComponentClassID = "DTSAdapter.OleDbSource";
srcComponent.ValidateExternalMetadata = true;
IDTSDesigntimeComponent100 srcDesignTimeComponent = srcComponent.Instantiate();
srcComponent.Name = "OleDb Source";

// Configure it to read from the given table
srcDesignTimeComponent.SetComponentProperty("AccessMode", 0);
srcDesignTimeComponent.SetComponentProperty("OpenRowset", "[DimCustomer]");

// Set the connection manager
srcComponent.RuntimeConnectionCollection[0].ConnectionManager = DtsConvert.GetExtendedInterface(connection);
srcComponent.RuntimeConnectionCollection[0].ConnectionManagerID = connection.ID;

// Retrieve the column metadata

// Add Row Count transform
IDTSComponentMetaData100 rowCount = pipeline.ComponentMetaDataCollection.New();
rowCount.ComponentClassID = "DTSTransform.RowCount";
CManagedComponentWrapper instance = rowCount.Instantiate();

// Set the variable name property
instance.SetComponentProperty("VariableName", "User::RowCountVar");

// Connect the OLEDB Source and the Row Count
IDTSPath100 path = pipeline.PathCollection.New();
path.AttachPathAndPropagateNotifications(srcComponent.OutputCollection[0], rowCount.InputCollection[0]);

return p;
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