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  1. Include a task within Task Factory to import and export to and from Excel files

    We are recent purchasers of Task Factory and are very pleased.

    However, one item that we miss compared to CozyRoc is a way to import and export to and from Excel without the epic struggles with formatting, the Jet engine, and so one. This is the one task missing in TF compared to CozyRoc.

    Please please consider adding this task and the matching connectors. Also please pass this on to the proper person why both can get this on the list to be developed and has sympathy for the plight that occurs when any of us in Corporate America has…

    71 votes
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    • BI xPress: Add Scheduling Utility

      After deploying package(s) I would like to be able to schedule them from BI xPress too

      60 votes
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      • TaskForce - TREST Api Source - Zendesk paging

        The paging method for ZenDesk works slightly different than normal. As a result of this, we unfortunately cannot use the paging functionality built into the REST Source, as there is no single value for the "next page", but instead a full URL (we cannot use expressions or variables to just grab the number).

        Please see if something can be changed to allow for the ZenDesk paging to work. One possible technical workaround/suggestion could be to add an extra field to the Cursor Settings tab for the "next_page" url to go. In case that field is filled in, it would overwrite…

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        • Task Factory: Upsert Destination - Add Ability to Redirect Error Rows

          Currently you cannot redirect error rows to another destination as you could with other DB destinations. The Advanced Editor doesn't provide this option, either. This should be added to make the task more consistent with the built-in tasks from MSFT.

          46 votes
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          • change the Dimension Merge SCD

            to allow a column to be specified in the "Variable containing now value". I don't like the fact that I'm limited to use a variable. In my dataset I could have records with different Start dates that I'd like to use to control the Effective/Expiry date.

            Would also be really nice to have a SCD0 option under the Existing Dimension Input Column Definitions.

            45 votes
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            • BI Documenter: Load documentation into a Sharepoint WIKI

              Load documentation from BI Documenter into a WIKI in SharePoint

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              • Task Factory: Secure FTP - Allow for dual Authentication through the connection manager

                At the current moment you can only choose between the option to authenticate via "Password" or "Key File". In my environment I need to connect to my SFTP using both these items. I would like the functionality to be able to choose both options and populate with values.

                36 votes
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                • Task Factory: Add support for error handling in Bulk API Process mode for SalesForce Destination.

                  Add the ability to return error stack for Bulk Process mode in SalesForce Destination, that can then be used for error handling.

                  32 votes
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                  • Task Factory Advanced lookup transform: Clear cache

                    Add a property to the advanced lkp transform that allows the developer to keep and share the cache within a package. In the current version the cache gets cleared after use and you have to make a other instance of the cache with the same data, this is a bit annoying with large fact tables.

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                    • BIxPress: Deployment tool create MSI file

                      Have a checkbox in the deployment utility that will create a msi installation file for my packages. Very common that developers are not permitted to deploy and to have a package that can depoy all changes that can be handed to DBA would be great.

                      30 votes
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                      • Enhance Upsert to enable simplified cloning for staging and handling of deletes

                        We use upsert to pull 1-on-1 copies from our production environment to staging. In case a source system does not correctly log modified rows, we use the hashing transform to calculate a checksum and use column compare to trigger row updates and last modified timestamps from upsert.

                        However, sometimes we like to either replicate or flag rows that were deleted in the source system. The way it is now, we have to pull from the source system and the copy, sort, join, and match on keys being available left or right (indicates insert or delete) and if the calculated checksum…

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                        • Logging poosible in different datasource

                          As of now, logging is possible in Database, but i would like the option like logging cab be possible in XMl, spreadhseet or flat file or something like that. one benefits is that, Package execution will not stop even logging database goes down.

                          23 votes
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                          • Task Factory: We would like to be able to Remotely rename a file using the sFTP Component.

                            We would like for the TF sFTP component to have the functionality to remotely rename a file on our FTP server.

                            22 votes
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                            • EDI source and Destination.

                              We really need an EDI source and Destination. Cozroc has it but we are stuck with you.. need these ASAP ...

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                              • Add the ability for the Task Factory Error Output Destination to "complete", even when no error rows are passed.

                                We want to be able to capture the Error Output primary key in all cases, whereas by testing and looking at your demo if you join multiple error outputs sources to a single output description task you can only capture the primary key for one error output source. For instance, in the screen shot from your help file, we want to capture the Error Output from both the Flat File Source and the Staging Table so we could see truncation occurs.

                                19 votes
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                                • Task Factory: Start Tableau Report Refresh

                                  Please consider adding a task in Task Factory that can refresh a report in Tableau.

                                  Often a report refresh cannot be done until a data warehouse load is finished. Having an object to kick that off directly from inside SSIS would add gigantic amounts of awesome sauce to an already amazing product.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • After addigin the auditting framework BiXpress screws up the diagram layouts.

                                    After the audtting framework is applied, how about iterating through all of the data flows and resetting them to use Format->Auto Layout -> Diagram or do something... they look like spaghetti after your done.

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                                    • BI xPress: SSIS Packages Bulk Edit feature

                                      Provide a new wizard to edit many properties of packages and tasks of selected project or folder/files.

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                                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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                                        • SSIS annotations connected to objects

                                          My suggestion is to make a ssis annotation task/textbox that you can connect to WF and DF objects. In large packages it's a problem when you add for example auditing framework and rearrange automaticly, then normal annotations looses their 'connection'.

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