Oct 292009

“Why does my data flow take so long to execute when I use an OLE DB Command component?
“I need to update values in another table for every row in my data flow.”

These are common questions I see when dealing with “slow” performance of an SSIS package. Sometimes though, the developer of the package does not even understand which component is taking so long to process say, thousands of records in their data flow, so it is understandable why this component may proliferate in many shops. (Sometimes it is needed, of course, but you need to always ask the question – do I need the updates to happen RIGHT NOW?)

If you have a need to update data in another table, while still pushing data from a source to a destination, the OLE DB Command is often used because of the thought that it is part of the data flow, so why not use it.

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