SQL Statement task

The SQL Statement task would be used for the following scenarios:

  • Perform updates of specific data within a database table

From the task type screen, select SQL Statement.

Adding a SQL Statement task

Task Name

Enter a unique task name here. Task names must be unique to a project.

SQL Connection

Select a SQL connection from the drop down list. Predefined connections will be listed here. This is the connection to the database you are running the SQL command against.

Tip: The connection must be created first before you can select it from the drop down.

SQL Command / UNC path to SQL File

Enter either the SQL command or a UNC path here. Click Verify to validate the command/ path.

Tip: Create and execute the desired script in SSMS before copying and pasting it into Data Governor. This will allow for a successful execution of the command.

Advanced Settings

Toggle to show or hide the advance settings. Advanced settings are different for each task type.

Subject Areas:

Select Subject Area for the task if applicable. Refer to Using a Subject Area for more information.

Parameters:

Adding a parameter in Data Governor is a 2 step process. The parameter names are created in the task details screen and subsequently the parameter values are assigned in the Parameters And Dependency screen. Here we are just adding the name of the parameter. No value has been assigned to this parameter.

For a SQL Statement task you have the option to add a parameter. This section allows variables to be set during execution of the SQL command/ UNC path to SQL File.

Enter the Parameter Name and click Add Parameter. This will create a list below the field. You can continue adding more parameter names if required. When you have added a parameter name, it will appear in the parameters list.

Parameters

Once the parameters have been defined in Data Governor, the parameter must also exist in the SQL command/ UNC path to SQL File. Do this by prefixing the parameter name with the ‘@’ symbol in the script.

SQL Command/ UNC Path

Once you have created the task, follow the instructions for Configuring Parameters and Dependency to assign a parameter value to the task.

NOTE: SQL Statement tasks supports a SELECT statement as parameter value.

Tip: The parameter values are set in a different place to where it is created. This is to allow for the same task to be added to a job (or multiple jobs) with different parameter values passed each time it is run.

Logging:

Logging

You can choose to select task logging.

Select a logging level. Logging options vary depending on the task type selected.

The available logging options for a SQL Statement task type are:

  • Standard - the default logging level as provided by Data Governor
  • Debug - the standard logging level with additional logging to assist with investigation of issues
  • Save Packages - the standard logging level with actual SSIS package to nominated disk location (primarily used for issue resolution)
  • Save Packages & Debug Logging - all of the above

Tip: If you have both job logging and task logging on- when job logging is set to Standard then the task logging option will override this. Otherwise job logging will always take precedence.

Action Buttons

When you have entered all the necessary task details, click Save.

Information: Task saved!

An information box will appear to confirm that the task has been successfully saved. Click Close.

Tip: New tasks are added to the bottom of the list as Enabled.