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T-SQL Tuesday #73 Invitation – Naughty or Nice?

Hello Dear Reader!  This is the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means.  It’s time to announce the T-SQL Tuesday Topic of the month!  This is your opportunity to participate in the largest SQL Blog party on the intrawebs. 

T-SQL Tuesday is an event started by Adam Machanic(@AdamMachanic| Blog) back in 2009.  The basic idea one blogger hosts the party and others participate.  We announce the topic the first Tuesday of the month, December 1st 2015 for today, and everyone will post their blogs on the second Tuesday of the month, December 8th 2015 for the actual posts.  This month the host is none other than……….. drum roll………….. ME!

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Task Factory: Compression Task

  • 3 September 2011
  • Author: briankmcdonald
  • Number of views: 925

Task Factory is a software product created by Pragmatic Works. It provides many custom SSIS components which help developers creating SSIS packages become more efficient. And as we all know, when we are more efficient, we are more productive. In this nugget, I’m going to show you how to use the Compression Task to zip and unzip a file.

Here are the key features and details from about this task:

Compresses or decompresses a file or directory. Many companies struggle with transmitting files larger than 1 GB. Our Compression Task will compress files within SSIS by up to 90%, allowing greater speed and less network space.

  • Used to compress and decompress files and directories
  • Supports the use of Zip, Bz2, and GZip compression algorithms
  • Supports creating a self-extracting EXE
  • Supports password protected zip files
  • Easy to use User Interface

Check out this quick video to find out more.

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