Using the Google Directory Source Component

The Google Directory Source component is an SSIS source component that can be used to read/retrieve data from Google Directory services and produce column data which can then be consumed by a downstream SSIS pipeline component.

See Google Directory Connection Manager for how to connect to Google Directory and Google Directory Destination Component for how to write to Google Directory.

The component includes the following two pages to configure how you want to read data.

  • General
  • Columns

General Page

The General page of the Google Directory Source Component allows you to specify the general settings of the component.

Google Directory Source component - General

Connection Manager

The source component requires a connection to Google Directory. The Connection Manager drop-down will show a list of all connection managers that are available to your current SSIS package.

Source Object

The Source Object drop-down lists available objects which you can read from.

Filter Parameters

You can specify Filter Parameters so that the source component only returns those records that satisfy such filter parameters. If a filter parameter has a yellow asterisk beside it, it means the parameter is required and a value must be provided.

Note: Filter fields may vary from object to object depending on endpoints.

Search Criteria

The Search Criteria field can be used to specify search query as allowed by Google Directory API. This field is available to few endpoints like (Users, Groups, Mobile devices etc.). There are certain restrictions while using this search for each allowed object as seen in the below API documentations.

Insert Variable

You can add variables to your search criteria query in order to parameterize the query.

Refresh Component Button

Clicking the Refresh Component button causes the component to retrieve the latest metadata and update each field to its most recent metadata.

Expression fx Icon

Click the blue fx icon to launch SSIS Expression Editor to enable dynamic update of the property at run time.

Generate Documentation Icon

Click the Generate Documentation icon to generate a Word document which describes the component's metadata including relevant mapping, and so on.

Columns page

The Columns page of the Source Component shows you all available attributes from the endpoint that you specified on the General page. In this page, you can select the output whose columns you wish to configure in the top left drop-down. 

Google Directory Source component - Columns

On the top left of the grid, you can see a checkbox, which can be used to toggle the selection of all available fields. This is a productive way to check or uncheck all available fields.

The Columns Page grid consists of:

  • Google Directory Field: Column that will be retrieved from Google Directory service.
  • Data Type: The data type of this field.

Note: As a general best practice, you should only select the fields that are needed for the downstream pipeline components.