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Load Integration Services Assembly File Into Visual Studio 2010 Project


SQL Server Integration Services 2012 comes with a new API for scripting packages which is called MOM – Managed Object Model. This API is accessed through the Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices.dll assembly file. However, when you create an SSIS 2012 project/package using Visual Studio 2010, the assembly file is missing.

In this post, I will show you one of the ways of loading the assembly into the project.

We begin by launching Microsoft Visual Studio and creating a new Integration Services Project which is located under Business Intelligence Projects category.
After you have assigned a project name, proceed to click and drag the Script Task into the Control Flow pane from the toolbox.
I have called the package “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx” and the Script Task “Scripting SSIS 2012” as shown below.
In Solution Explorer, right-click the package “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx” as shown below.
Click “View Code”
An XML file called “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx[XML]” is opened
Take note of the elements under node “DTS:ObjectData” – there is currently a single element called “ScriptProject”
Let’s go back to the file called “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx[Design”
Right-click the script task and click on “Edit”
Under the Script Task Editor change the “ScriptLanguage” to “Microsoft Visual C# 2010″.
Click Edit Script.
Close the script.
Save the changes.
Go back to the “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx[XML]” XML file.
You will notice that additional elements have been added under node “DTS:ObjectData”
We are interested in the node called “ItemGroup”
Let’s add a reference to the Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices.dll assembly file as follows:

  • <Reference Include=”Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91″ />

Save all changes.
Go back to the file called “sS_LoadAssembly.dtsx[Design”
Right-click the script task and click on “Edit”
Click Edit Script.
Collapse “Namespaces”
Insert the following:

  • using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.IntegrationServices;

Voilà! Now you can go ahead and access the new API for scripting SSIS 2012.



October 13, 2022
Sifiso is Data Architect and Technical Lead at SELECT SIFISO – a technology consulting firm focusing on cloud migrations, data ingestion, DevOps, reporting and analytics. Sifiso has over 15 years of across private and public business sectors, helping businesses implement Microsoft, AWS and open-source technology solutions. He is the member of the Johannesburg SQL User Group and also hold a Master’s Degree in MCom IT Management from the University of Johannesburg.

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