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Command line tool to execute SSIS packages


     

Overview
SQL Server includes the command line tool DTEXEC.EXE which can be used to execute an SSIS package.  DTEXEC can be run from a Command Prompt or from a batch (.BAT) file.

Explanation
To begin open a Command Prompt and navigate to the Tutorial-Sample-1 project folder as shown below:

It is not necessary to run DTEXEC from the folder where the SSIS package is located; it's just easier to change to the directory for demonstration purposes.  Type the following command to execute the CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx package:

DTEXEC /FILE CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx 

To see the complete list of command line options for DTEXEC type:

DTEXEC /? 

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