Using the Premium File Properties Task

The Premium File Properties Task is a control flow component that can be used to:

  1. Read the properties of a file from a path
  2. Update the properties of a file from a path
  3. Count items in a file path

There are four pages that can be configured:

  • General
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Output/Input
  • Error Handling

General Page

The General page includes the general properties for the component.

Premium File Properties Task

Source File System
Connection Manager

The Connection Manager drop-down displays a list of all connection managers that are available for your current SSIS package.

This component supports the following connection managers:

  • Local File
  • FTPS Connection Manager
  • SFTP Connection Manager
  • Amazon S3 Connection Manager
  • Azure Blob Connection Manager
  • Azure Data Lake Storage Connection Manager
  • Azure Files Connection Manager
  • Box Connection Manager
  • Dropbox Connection Manager
  • Google Cloud Storage Connection Manager
  • Google Drive Connection Manager (since v21.2)
  • Hadoop Connection Manager
  • OneDrive Connection Manager
  • SharePoint Connection Manager (since v22.1)
  • WebDAV Connection Manager
Source Path

Specify the source file path to read

Items To Read Properties From (Note: This property name label changes with respect to the operation chosen)
Source Path Directory

Specify whether to read/write/count from the source path directory or not.

Child Items

Specify whether read/write/count the child items or not.

Recursion Mode

Choose one from the drop-down

  • Recursive All
  • Immediate Children Only
  • Recursive With Max Depth
Recursion Max Depth (Available when Recursive With Max Depth Recursion Mode is chosen)

Adjust the number to specify the recursion max depth.

Basic Filtering

Check the option to filter files


Check the option to filter Directories.

Multiple Handling
Multiple Match Handling

Multiple Match Handling can be used when there is more than one match. There are five Modes:

  • First Match (Arbitrary)
  • Last Match (Arbitrary)
  • Match with Largest property
  • Match with Smallest property
  • Raise Error
No Match handling
  • Ignore
  • Raise Error
File Browser
You could click on the ellipsis (...) button near the file paths to open the file or folder browser as shown below, which has various functions to filter and sort files and folders.
Premium File Transfer Task - File browser.png
Expression fx Icon

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

Advanced Filtering

The page consists of a grid in which filtering conditions can be configured

Premium File Properties Task - Advanced filtering.png

  • Add condition (+): Adds a condition to be used in the query.
  • Remove condition (-): Removes the condition that was added.
  • Arrows: Use arrows to group the conditions.
  • AND/OR: Specify AND or OR to create logical expressions of your conditions.
  • Column: Select the column from the drop-down list which displays available columns for the filter action.
  • Operator: Use the query operator to specify how each input value in a clause must relate to the corresponding value in the properties
  • Input Value: The Input Value for the filtering condition. Available options are Input Column, Static Value, and Variables.


When the Read Properties Operation is chosen, the "Output" page is available.

Premium File Properties Task - Output.png

This consists of two columns

  • Local File property: Choose which property to read and map to the variable.
  • Output Variable: Choose the variable that the property is to be mapped to.


When the Write Properties Operation is chosen, the "Input" page is available.

Premium File Properties Task - Input.png

This consists of two columns

  • Local File property: Choose which property to write.
  • new Value: Choose the value that will be written to the property.

Error Handling

The Error Handling page can be used to handle errors.

Premium File Properties Task

Fail on error

When chosen, will fail the component on error.

Write error to variable

Will write the error message to a variable.

Ignore error

Ignores the error and continues the task.