Using the OneDrive Destination Component

The OneDrive Destination component is an SSIS data flow pipeline component that can be used to write data to OneDrive. You can create, update, or delete objects that allow a particular action with this component. There are three pages of configuration:

  • General
  • Columns
  • Error Handling

The General page is used to specify general settings for the OneDrive Destination Component. The Columns page allows you to map the columns from upstream components to OneDrive fields in the destination object. The Error Handling page allows you to specify how errors should be handled when they occur.

General Page

The General page allows you to specify general settings for the component.

OneDrive Destination Editor

OneDrive Connection Manager

The OneDrive Destination Component requires a OneDrive connection. The OneDrive Connection Manager option will show all OneDrive connection managers that have been created in the current SSIS package or project.


The Action option allows you to specify how data should be written to OneDrive. There are currently three (3) supported:

  • Create: Create new record(s).
    • or parentReference.path is required
  • Update: Update existing record(s).
    • id is required.
  • Delete: Deletes record(s).
    • id is required.
Refresh Component Button

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

Map Unmapped Fields Button

By clicking this button, the component will try to map any unmapped OneDrive attributes by matching their names with the input columns from upstream components. This is useful when your source component has recently added more columns, in which case you can use this button to automatically establish the association between input columns and unmapped destination attributes.

Clear All Mappings Button

By clicking this button, the component will reset all your mappings in the destination component.

Expression fx Button

Click the fx button to launch SSIS Expression Editor to enable dynamic updates of the property at run time.

Generate Documentation Button

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

Columns Page

The Columns page of the OneDrive Destination Component allows you to map the columns from upstream components to the OneDrive destination fields.

On the Columns page is a grid that contains four columns as shown below.

OneDrive Destination Editor

  • Input Column: You can select an input column from an upstream component for the corresponding OneDrive field.
  • OneDrive Field: The OneDrive field that you are writing data.
  • Data Type: This column indicates the type of value for the current field.
  • Unmap: This column can be used to unmap the field from the upstream input column, or otherwise it can be used to map the field to an upstream input column by matching its name if the field is not currently mapped.

Some Special fields

  • isFolder: Specify TRUE or FALSE boolean values to indicate if a record is a file or folder. Note that if this field is not mapped, it will be treated as FALSE (meaning that the item will be considered a file).
  • file_content: Special image field where you would map the binary content to this field to upload the content of the file to OneDrive.
  • It is necessary to map either the parentReference.path or field, but not both.

Error Handling Page

The Error Handling page allows you to specify how errors should be handled when they happen.

OneDrive Destination Editor

There are three options available.

  1. Fail on error
  2. Redirect rows to error output
  3. Ignore error

When the Redirect rows to error output option is selected, rows that failed to write to OneDrive will be redirected to the 'Error Output' output of the Destination Component. As indicated in the screenshot below, the green output connection represents rows that were successfully written, and the red 'Error Output' connection represents erroneous rows. The 'ErrorMessage' output column found in the 'Error Output' may contain the error message that was reported by OneDrive or the component itself.

Error output

Note: Use extra caution when selecting Ignore error option, since the component will remain silent for any errors that have occurred.

Enable Columns for Default Output.

  • ItemId: Contains the id of the OneDrive item
  • ItemParentId: Contains the id of the OneDrive item's parent
  • ItemParentPath: Contains the path of the OneDrive item's parent