How to Work with RESTful Endpoints in your SSIS ETL Process

27 February 2018
Jeremy Ji

Connecting to an integrating with a REST API in SSIS can be a tricky process. In this blog post we will walk you through how our SSIS Productivity Pack can be used to simplify the development process. We will be working with ZenDesk as an example to demonstrate integration with a REST API feeding data in JSON format.


Incremental Load in SSIS with Diff Detector

29 January 2018
Jessica Petta

Easily develop incremental load in SSIS within one data flow by utilizing SSIS Productivity Pack. In this blog post we will cover how you can use Diff Detector and Premium ADO.NET Source & Destination to quickly create performant incremental loads in SSIS.


Incremental Load in SSIS Made Easy

25 January 2018
Jessica Petta

In this blog post we will cover how you can use SSIS Productivity Pack to quickly develop SSIS incremental load packages within one data flow without needing to perform any lookups.


How to Retrieve Incremental Changes from CRM in your ETL Process

04 April 2017
Jeremy Ji

In this blog post we discuss how you can take advantage of CRM Change Tracking within your data synchronization project to only sync records that have changed.


Migrate CRM close or resolution entity records in your ETL process

31 March 2017
Daniel Cai

Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM uses some close entities to capture the reason why the primary record was closed with some additional information. In this blog post I discuss how to migrate CRM close or resolution entities in your ETL process properly to avoid creating duplicates for those entities in your target system.


Dance with CRM Statuses In ETL Project

31 March 2017
Daniel Cai

Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM entities often have some special statuses that would prohibit update of the entity record when there are any other fields involved but the record itself is in a certain status. One of such entities is the CRM case entity which has a physical name of incident in the system. If a case is resolved, you can't make any further updates to the record, otherwise you will receive an error indicating the case has been resolved, it needs to be reopened in order to make changes. This applies to other entities that might have similar restrictions, and it imposes a challenges to data integration (or ETL) development. In this blog post, I will show you how to work around this situation.


The Mysterious Duplicate Status Records in CRM Audits

30 March 2017
Daniel Cai

At KingswaySoft, we always try to embrace new platform features as much and as soon as we can. However, in our support effort in helping one of our clients, we ran into a very strange situation that when we try to make an update of a CRM record's statecode/statuscode fields, it will always create two audit records for one service call. In this blog post, I will show you the symptom of the problem and how you can fix it.


Cascaded Lookup in Your CRM SSIS/ETL Project

23 March 2017
Daniel Cai

There are often times when you need to perform a cascaded lookup in your CRM SSIS/ETL project for cases such as when a lookup field could be located in 1 of 2 fields. This blog post will show you how you can perform such cascade lookups

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