Where’s my good old friend DataSet visualizer ?

  The Visual Studio is the primal IDE for developping .NET applications. Especially its debugging features makes it more powerful.  One of those feature is the “Visualizer”s. Visualizers are UI components to show the content of some complex objects when debugging. The best example is the built-in “DataSet Visualizer”. Let’s assume you put a breakpoint…

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Why my BIDS is slow in design mode ?

One of our customers was saying that their SSIS Project with some complex “Data Flow Task”s with lots of Lookup Transformations was opening very slowly in BIDS (“Business Intelligence Development Studio”) or I don’t know if I should say “Visual Studio” … The very first thing that I check was “validation” part. As you know,…

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Why my windows installer hotfix/patch command line switches like /norestart /quiet are not working ?

One of our customers had reported that when they tried installing a decent Microsoft XML related patch from a Microsoft Security Bulletin, it was not allowing them to use the usual command line switches like “/norestart” “/quiet” etc.  on some of their machines. As you know “Windows Installer” is a windows service running(1) on all…

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Why my FTP Connection Manager is not connecting to my FTP Server inside SQL Server 2005/2008 Integration Services Package ?

  It has been reported by one of our customers that they have developed an SSIS package which needs to connect to an FTP Server on their internal network to download some files and take some data from the files to put it into some destination like a SQL Server table after doing some conversions/calculations…

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