Using the SMPP Destination Component

The SMPP Destination component is an SSIS data flow pipeline component that can be used to send messages to a SMPP Server. There are three pages of configuration:

  • General
  • Columns
  • Error Handling

General page

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Connection Manager

The destination component requires a SMPP connection manager. The Connection Manager drop-down will show a list of all the SMPP connection managers that have been created in the current SSIS package.

Encoding

The encoding that will be used when sending the text message. 

Max Degree Of Parallelism

The Max Degree Of Parallelism can be set using this option. The default value is 10.

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. It will remove any custom fields that have been added on the columns page.

Map Unmapped Fields Button

By clicking this button, the component will try to map any unmapped 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 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 allows you to map the columns from upstream components to destination attributes.

In the Columns page, you will see a grid as shown below.

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  • Input Column: You can select an input column from an upstream component here. 
  • Destination Field: The attribute/field that you want to write data to. 
  • Data Type: This column indicates the type of value for the current attribute. 
  • Unmap: This button provides a convenient way to unset the mapping for the selected attribute/field. 

Error Handling page 

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

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

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