Load Integration Services Assembly File Into Visual Studio 2010 Project

By | August 6, 2012


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 project.



We begin by launching Microsoft Visual Studio and create 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 Control Flow pane from 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 addedd 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.



Sifiso W. Ndlovu (43 Posts)

Sifiso W. Ndlovu is a certified Microsoft professional who holds a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Johannesburg. He specializes on a range of enterprise and consumer technologies using open source and proprietary software. He is the member of the Johannesburg SQL User Group wherein he has made several presentations on User Group Meetings and SQL Saturday sessions. He has written for a number of publications including SQLShack.com and SQLServerCentral.com.

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