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Cathrine Wilhelmsen
Biml for Beginners:
Speed Up Your SSIS Development
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Session Description
Are you tired of creating and updating the same SSIS packages again and again? Is your wrist hurting f...
Biml Basics Tools & Projects
Code Management
…the next 50 minutes…
Cathrine Wilhelmsen
@cathrinew
cathrinew.net
PASS Community Evangelist
Data Warehouse Architect
Business Intelligence Deve...
You…
…?
SSIS developer
Easily bored
Tired of repetitive work
Work…
…?
Long development time
Many SSIS packages
Frequent requirement changes
job done!
new standards
...yay
Ever experienced this?
Ready for a change?
What is Biml?
Business Intelligence Markup Language
Easy to read and write XML language
Describes business intelligence ob...
Why use Biml?
SSIS: Plumbing Biml: Business Logic
SSIS: Plumbing
Time wasted on dragging, dropping, connecting, aligning
Create the same package over and over again with mi...
Biml: Business Logic
Spend time on what is unique in a package
Create a pattern once and reuse for all similar packages
Ha...
Will Biml solve all your challenges?
Probably not...
Biml is a tool for generating SSIS packages
Biml is not a pre-defined...
How can Biml help you?
Biml is great for large projects with common patterns…
Timesaving: Many SSIS packages from one Biml...
What do you need?
BimlExpress
Free add-in for Visual Studio
Code editor with syntax highlighting and Biml Intellisense
More frequent updates...
BimlOnline
Free browser-based Biml editor
Code editor with Biml and C# Intellisense
Reverse-engineer from SSIS to Biml
bim...
BimlStudio
Licensed full-featured development environment for Biml
Visual designer and metadata modeling
Full-stack automa...
How does it work?
…generated packages look exactly like manually created packages
Biml syntax
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package>
<Pack...
Biml syntax: Root Element
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></...
Biml syntax: Collections of Elements
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="EmptyP...
Biml syntax: Elements
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Pack...
Biml syntax: Attributes
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Pa...
Biml syntax: Full vs. Shorthand Syntax
<Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd">
<Packages>
<Package Name="Empt...
Let's generate
some packages!
Goal: Load from source to staging
Add New Biml File from BimlExpress menu…
…or right-click on SSIS project to Add New Biml File
Biml files are placed under Miscellaneous
Check Biml For Errors from BimlExpress menu…
…or right-click on file to Check Biml For Errors
Generate SSIS Packages from BimlExpress menu…
…or right-click on file to Generate SSIS Packages
From Biml to SSIS: Control Flow
<Package Name="TruncateLoad" ConstraintMode="Linear">
<Tasks>
<ExecuteSQL Name="Truncate T...
From Biml to SSIS: Data Flow
<Transformations>
<OleDbSource Name="Source" ConnectionName="AW2014">
<ExternalTableInput Tab...
.biml vs .dtsx: human-readable vs ALL THE CODE!
(20% zoom)(150% zoom)
Ok, so we can go from Biml to SSIS…
…can we go from SSIS to Biml?
Yes! ☺
Let's reverse-engineer
some packages!
Package Importer in BimlOnline
Choose a File
Convert from SSIS to Biml
Choose and filter assets
Copy the Biml…
…or Create /Add to BimlOnline Project
The magic is in the
What is BimlScript?
Extend Biml with C# or VB code blocks
Import database structure and metadata
Loop over tables and colu...
BimlScript Code Nuggets
<# … #> Control Nuggets (Control logic)
<#= … #> Text Nuggets (Returns string)
<#@ … #> Directives...
BimlScript Syntax
<# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #>
<# var metadata = con.GetDatabaseSchema(); #>
<...
BimlScript Syntax: Import metadata
<# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #>
<# var metadata = con.GetDatab...
BimlScript Syntax: Loop over tables
<# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #>
<# var metadata = con.GetData...
BimlScript Syntax: Replace static values
<# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #>
<# var metadata = con.Ge...
Biml vs. BimlScript
Generate, control and
manipulate Biml with C#
XML Language
"Just plain text"
How does it work?
Yes, but how does it work?
Yes, but how does it actually work?
<# foreach (var table in RootNode.Tables) { #>
<Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>" />...
Let's generate
a lot of packages!
Of course I can create 200 SSIS Packages!
…what do you need me to do after lunch?
Code Management
Don't Repeat Yourself
Move common code to separate files
Centralize and reuse in many projects
Update code once for all pr...
Include Files
Include common code in multiple files and projects
Can include many file types: .biml .txt .sql .cs
Use the ...
Include Files
Include Files
Include Files
CallBimlScript with Parameters
Like a parameterized include or stored procedure
File to be called (callee) specifies input...
CallBimlScript with Parameters
CallBimlScript with Parameters
CallBimlScript with Parameters
CallBimlScript with Parameters
CallBimlScript with Parameters
Tiered Biml Files
Split Biml code in multiple files
Specify tiers by using the template directive
<#@ template tier="2" #>...
Tiered Biml Files
Biml is compiled from lowest to highest tier to:
• Solve logical dependencies
• Build solutions in multi...
What is this RootNode?
When working with flat Biml,
the <Biml> root element contains
collections of elements:
<Biml>
<Conn...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
<#@ template tier="1" #>
<Connections>...</Connections>
<#@ template tier="2" #>
<...
Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
How do you use Tiered Biml files?
1. Create Biml files with specified tiers
2. Select all the tiered Biml files
3. Right-c...
How does this actually work?
Biml Basics Tools & Projects
Code Management
…the past 50 minutes…
Where can I learn more?
Free online training
bimlscript.com
Get things done
Start small
Start simple
Start with ugly code
Keep going
Expand
Improve
Deliver often
Biml on Monday…
…BimlBreak the rest of the week ☺
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Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development (SQLSaturday Vancouver)

  1. 1. Cathrine Wilhelmsen Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
  2. 2. SQLSaturday Sponsors! Titanium & Global Partner Gold Silver Bronze Without the generosity of these sponsors, this event would not be possible! Please, stop by the vendor booths and thank them.
  3. 3. Session Description Are you tired of creating and updating the same SSIS packages again and again? Is your wrist hurting from all that clicking, dragging, dropping, connecting and aligning? Do you want to take the next step and really speed up your SSIS development? Say goodbye to repetitive work and hello to Biml, the markup language for Business Intelligence projects. In this session we will look at the basics of Biml. First learn how to use Biml to generate SSIS packages from database metadata. Then see how you can reuse code to implement changes in multiple SSIS packages and projects with just a few clicks. Finally, we will create an example project that you can download and start with to speed up your SSIS development from day one. Stop wasting your valuable time on doing the same things over and over and over again, and see how you can complete in a day what once took more than a week!
  4. 4. Biml Basics Tools & Projects Code Management …the next 50 minutes…
  5. 5. Cathrine Wilhelmsen @cathrinew cathrinew.net PASS Community Evangelist Data Warehouse Architect Business Intelligence Developer
  6. 6. You… …? SSIS developer Easily bored Tired of repetitive work
  7. 7. Work… …? Long development time Many SSIS packages Frequent requirement changes
  8. 8. job done! new standards ...yay Ever experienced this?
  9. 9. Ready for a change?
  10. 10. What is Biml? Business Intelligence Markup Language Easy to read and write XML language Describes business intelligence objects: • Databases, Schemas, Tables, Views, Columns • SSIS Packages • SSAS Cubes
  11. 11. Why use Biml? SSIS: Plumbing Biml: Business Logic
  12. 12. SSIS: Plumbing Time wasted on dragging, dropping, connecting, aligning Create the same package over and over again with minor changes Standards, patterns and templates must be defined up-front Changes must be done in every single package High risk of manual errors More packages, more time
  13. 13. Biml: Business Logic Spend time on what is unique in a package Create a pattern once and reuse for all similar packages Handle scope and requirement changes quickly and easily Changes can be applied to all packages at once Lower risk of manual errors Longer time to start, but then reuse and scale
  14. 14. Will Biml solve all your challenges? Probably not... Biml is a tool for generating SSIS packages Biml is not a pre-defined ETL framework Biml is not a tool for automated deployment ...but it will solve many challenges!
  15. 15. How can Biml help you? Biml is great for large projects with common patterns… Timesaving: Many SSIS packages from one Biml file Reusable: Write once and run on any platform Flexible: Start simple, expand as you learn …but is also useful for smaller projects!
  16. 16. What do you need?
  17. 17. BimlExpress Free add-in for Visual Studio Code editor with syntax highlighting and Biml Intellisense More frequent updates than BIDS Helper varigence.com/bimlexpress
  18. 18. BimlOnline Free browser-based Biml editor Code editor with Biml and C# Intellisense Reverse-engineer from SSIS to Biml bimlonline.com
  19. 19. BimlStudio Licensed full-featured development environment for Biml Visual designer and metadata modeling Full-stack automation and transformers varigence.com/bimlstudio
  20. 20. How does it work? …generated packages look exactly like manually created packages
  21. 21. Biml syntax <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  22. 22. Biml syntax: Root Element <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  23. 23. Biml syntax: Collections of Elements <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  24. 24. Biml syntax: Elements <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  25. 25. Biml syntax: Attributes <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  26. 26. Biml syntax: Full vs. Shorthand Syntax <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <Package Name="EmptyPackage1"></Package> <Package Name="EmptyPackage2"/> </Packages> </Biml>
  27. 27. Let's generate some packages!
  28. 28. Goal: Load from source to staging
  29. 29. Add New Biml File from BimlExpress menu…
  30. 30. …or right-click on SSIS project to Add New Biml File
  31. 31. Biml files are placed under Miscellaneous
  32. 32. Check Biml For Errors from BimlExpress menu…
  33. 33. …or right-click on file to Check Biml For Errors
  34. 34. Generate SSIS Packages from BimlExpress menu…
  35. 35. …or right-click on file to Generate SSIS Packages
  36. 36. From Biml to SSIS: Control Flow <Package Name="TruncateLoad" ConstraintMode="Linear"> <Tasks> <ExecuteSQL Name="Truncate Table" ConnectionName="Staging"> <DirectInput>TRUNCATE TABLE DestinationTable</DirectInput> </ExecuteSQL> <Dataflow Name="Load Table"> <Transformations>...</Transformations> </Dataflow> </Tasks> </Package>
  37. 37. From Biml to SSIS: Data Flow <Transformations> <OleDbSource Name="Source" ConnectionName="AW2014"> <ExternalTableInput Table="SourceTable" /> </OleDbSource> <DerivedColumns Name="Add LoadDate"> <Columns> <Column Name="LoadDate" DataType="DateTime"> @[System::StartTime] </Column> </Columns> </DerivedColumns> <OleDbDestination Name="Destination" ConnectionName="Staging"> <ExternalTableOutput Table="DestinationTable" /> </OleDbDestination> </Transformations>
  38. 38. .biml vs .dtsx: human-readable vs ALL THE CODE! (20% zoom)(150% zoom)
  39. 39. Ok, so we can go from Biml to SSIS…
  40. 40. …can we go from SSIS to Biml?
  41. 41. Yes! ☺
  42. 42. Let's reverse-engineer some packages!
  43. 43. Package Importer in BimlOnline
  44. 44. Choose a File
  45. 45. Convert from SSIS to Biml
  46. 46. Choose and filter assets
  47. 47. Copy the Biml…
  48. 48. …or Create /Add to BimlOnline Project
  49. 49. The magic is in the
  50. 50. What is BimlScript? Extend Biml with C# or VB code blocks Import database structure and metadata Loop over tables and columns Expressions replace static values Generate, control and manipulate Biml code
  51. 51. BimlScript Code Nuggets <# … #> Control Nuggets (Control logic) <#= … #> Text Nuggets (Returns string) <#@ … #> Directives (Compiler instructions) <#+ … #> Class Nuggets (Create C# classes)
  52. 52. BimlScript Syntax <# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #> <# var metadata = con.GetDatabaseSchema(); #> <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <# foreach (var table in metadata.TableNodes) { #> <Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>"></Package> <# } #> </Packages> </Biml>
  53. 53. BimlScript Syntax: Import metadata <# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #> <# var metadata = con.GetDatabaseSchema(); #> <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <# foreach (var table in metadata.TableNodes) { #> <Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>"></Package> <# } #> </Packages> </Biml>
  54. 54. BimlScript Syntax: Loop over tables <# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #> <# var metadata = con.GetDatabaseSchema(); #> <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <# foreach (var table in metadata.TableNodes) { #> <Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>"></Package> <# } #> </Packages> </Biml>
  55. 55. BimlScript Syntax: Replace static values <# var con = SchemaManager.CreateConnectionNode(...); #> <# var metadata = con.GetDatabaseSchema(); #> <Biml xmlns="http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd"> <Packages> <# foreach (var table in metadata.TableNodes) { #> <Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>"></Package> <# } #> </Packages> </Biml>
  56. 56. Biml vs. BimlScript Generate, control and manipulate Biml with C# XML Language "Just plain text"
  57. 57. How does it work?
  58. 58. Yes, but how does it work?
  59. 59. Yes, but how does it actually work? <# foreach (var table in RootNode.Tables) { #> <Package Name="Load_<#=table.Name#>" /> <# } #> <Package Name="Load_Customer" /> <Package Name="Load_Product" /> <Package Name="Load_Sales" />
  60. 60. Let's generate a lot of packages!
  61. 61. Of course I can create 200 SSIS Packages! …what do you need me to do after lunch?
  62. 62. Code Management
  63. 63. Don't Repeat Yourself Move common code to separate files Centralize and reuse in many projects Update code once for all projects 1. Include files 2. CallBimlScript with parameters 3. Tiered Biml files
  64. 64. Include Files Include common code in multiple files and projects Can include many file types: .biml .txt .sql .cs Use the include directive <#@ include file="CommonCode.biml" #> This directive will be replaced by the included file Works like an automated Copy & Paste
  65. 65. Include Files
  66. 66. Include Files
  67. 67. Include Files
  68. 68. CallBimlScript with Parameters Like a parameterized include or stored procedure File to be called (callee) specifies input parameters <#@ property name="Param" type="String" #> File that calls (caller) passes input parameters <#=CallBimlScript("CommonCode.biml", Param)#>
  69. 69. CallBimlScript with Parameters
  70. 70. CallBimlScript with Parameters
  71. 71. CallBimlScript with Parameters
  72. 72. CallBimlScript with Parameters
  73. 73. CallBimlScript with Parameters
  74. 74. Tiered Biml Files Split Biml code in multiple files Specify tiers by using the template directive <#@ template tier="2" #> Biml files without BimlScript are implicitly tier 0 Biml files with BimlScript are implicitly tier 1
  75. 75. Tiered Biml Files Biml is compiled from lowest to highest tier to: • Solve logical dependencies • Build solutions in multiple steps behind the scenes For each tier, objects are added to the RootNode Higher tiers can use objects from lower tiers
  76. 76. What is this RootNode? When working with flat Biml, the <Biml> root element contains collections of elements: <Biml> <Connections>...</Connections> <Databases>...</Databases> <Schemas>...</Schemas> <Tables>...</Tables> <Projects>...</Projects> <Packages>...</Packages> </Biml> When working with BimlScript, the RootNode object contains collections of objects:
  77. 77. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  78. 78. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  79. 79. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  80. 80. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  81. 81. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  82. 82. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  83. 83. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  84. 84. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  85. 85. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  86. 86. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files <#@ template tier="1" #> <Connections>...</Connections> <#@ template tier="2" #> <Packages>...</Packages> <#@ template tier="3" #> <Package>...</Package>
  87. 87. Inside the Black Box: Tiered Biml Files
  88. 88. How do you use Tiered Biml files? 1. Create Biml files with specified tiers 2. Select all the tiered Biml files 3. Right-click and click Generate SSIS Packages 1 2 3
  89. 89. How does this actually work?
  90. 90. Biml Basics Tools & Projects Code Management …the past 50 minutes…
  91. 91. Where can I learn more? Free online training bimlscript.com
  92. 92. Get things done Start small Start simple Start with ugly code Keep going Expand Improve Deliver often
  93. 93. Biml on Monday… …BimlBreak the rest of the week ☺
  94. 94. @cathrinew cathrinew.net linkedin.com/in/cathrinewilhelmsen hi@cathrinew.net slideshare.net/cathrinewilhelmsen Biml resources and references: cathrinew.net/biml
  • JonathanShaulis

    Sep. 18, 2017
  • MAKabeer1

    Sep. 9, 2017

Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development (Presented at SQLSaturday #635 Vancouver on August 26th 2017)

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