Package Connection Manager is SSIS Connection Manager for establishing connections to SSIS packages. It allows access to current or another package at runtime. This is important extension of the SSIS framework, which makes components like Data Flow Source possible. The configuration dialog allows connection setup to the current package or another package. Use the API to build components based on the Package Connection Manager.
Use the Package Connection Manager dialog to specify properties for connecting to SSIS package. Please check the parameters below, when setting connection to a package other than the current.
Specify the password to use to decrypt package.
Specify the type of package storage location. This property has the options listed in the following table.
Package is stored in SQL Server. Selecting this value displays the dynamic option Server, Authentication type, Package path.
Package is stored on a file share. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options Package path.
SSIS Package Store
Package is stored in SSIS Package Store. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options Server, Package path.
Specify server name or select a server from the list.
Specify authentication type. This property has the options listed in the following table.
User is authenticated using standard Windows Authentication.
SQL Server Authentication
User is authenticated with SQL Server Authentication. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options User name, Password.
Specify user name to access the SQL server.
Specify password to access the SQL server.
Type the package path, or click the browse button (...) and locate the package.
To iterate and modify the variables used by a package, follow these steps:
Create a script task.
Reference CozyRoc.SSISPlus library.
In the script get reference to a package connection manager.
Get connection manager InnerObject property and cast it to PackageConnectionManager.
Get Variables property, which is generic Dictionary type. It contains variable name to variable value pairs. Modify this collection, to setup package connection variables.
Check the sample script below demonstrating how to access package connection variables.
Dim manager As ConnectionManager = Dts.Connections("YourPackageConnection")
Dim packageCM As PackageConnectionManager = CType(manager.InnerObject, PackageConnectionManager)
Dim packageVars As Dictionary(Of String, String) = packageCM.Variables
Fixed: Retrieve of related Package object is now more robust.