SSIS JSON Generator Transform
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SSIS JSON Generator Transform can be used to generate single or multiple JSON documents from any type of datasources (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Flat File, Excel) inside dataflow task.

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In this tutorial we are going to show you How to Generate single JSON File from multiple source(parent child relationship). You can use JSON files and SQL Tables source for JSON Generator Transform. In this tutorial we are going use SQL Tables Source. This is same as XML Generator Transform.

Sample JSON (Root pattern).
{
    "CustomerID" : "ALFKI",
    "CustomerName" : "Alfreds Futterkiste",
    "OrderList" : [
        {
            "OrderID" : 10248,
            "OrderDate" : "1996-07-04 00:00:00"
        }
    ],
    "OrderAmount" : [
        74143988.6909
    ]
}
  1. Firstly, You need to Download and Install SSIS ZappySys PowerPack.
  2. Once you finished first step, Open Visual Studio and Create New SSIS Package Project.
  3. Now, Drag and Drop SSIS Data Flow Task from SSIS Toolbox.
    SSIS Data Flow Task - Drag and Drop
  4. Double click on the Data Flow task to see Data Flow designer surface.
  5. Here, In Visual Studio, drag and drop the OLEDB Source, ZS JSON Generator Transform and ZS Trash Destination in the design panel and join the components with the blue arrow.
    SSIS JSON Generator - Drag and Drop
  6. In the above step you can use our Free ZS Dummy Data Source too. Click here for more information
  7. We are going through SQL Server Database, need OLEDB Connection for Data Source.

How to create OLE DB Connection.

  1. Let's, Right click on Connection Managers Panel to Create OLEDB Connection, so you can use Source and Context Menu will appear, Select New OLEDB Connection from the Context Menu.
    SSIS OLEDB - Connection
  2. Now, click on New Button for create Connection.
    SSIS OLEDB - Connection
  3. Let's Configure Connection Manager, just Follow steps one by one as we have created.
    SSIS OLEDB - Connection
  4. Click on OK button to save connection configure setting UI.

How to generate JSON file using JSOn Generator Transform.

  1. Double click on OLEDB Source for configure it.
  2. Lets Configure in Connection Manager, just follow below image steps.
    SSIS OLEDB Connection Configure
  3. Click on OK button to Save OLEDB Source Editor UI Settings.
  4. Now, double click on ZS JSON Generator Transform to configure it.
  5. Now, Right Click on Mappings from left panel of JSON Generator Transform, select Add Element(s)(Below this node). And than, In Add/Edit Attribute dialogbox, select Add Multiple (Bound) and select column.
    SSIS JSON Generator - Drag and Drop
  6. Now, Right Click on Mappings from left panel of JSON Generator Transform, select Add Value Array (Below this node). And than, configure Add/Edit Element (Array of rows) like below image.
    SSIS JSON Generator - Drag and Drop
  7. Here, You can Add / Edit Dataset Name easily.
    JSON Generator Transform - Add/Edit input Dataset
  8. Lets Generate with Add/Edit Value Array.
    JSON Generator Transform - Add/Edit Value Array
  9. Click on OK to save JSON Generator Transform UI settings.
  10. Lets Double click on ZS Trash Destination to Configure it.
    SSIS Trash Destination - Drag and Drop
  11. Thats all, Just Save and Run or Execute the Project.
    SSIS JSON Generator Execute

Properties

Property Name Description
LoggingMode LoggingMode determines how much information is logged during Package Execution. Set Logging mode to Debugging for maximum log.
OutputMode Determines JSON format and output mode (e.g. one JSON for all input rows or one JSON for each input row)
LayoutInfo Defines shape of output JSON string
DoNotOutputNullAttribute Do not output attribute if value is NULL. By default null attribute is output as "MyColname" : null

Setting UI

SSIS JSON Generator - Setting UI
SSIS JSON Generator - Setting UI

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