Key Performance Indicators based on Earned Value Analysis / Management

Just had some ideas from class tonight regarding Earned Value Analysis (EVA). If you’re unfamiliar with EVA google it and you’ll find it is basically a way to measure a projects performance. Microsoft has a small ‘about’ page found here that might help as well – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project/HP010342581033.aspx The three key elements of EVA are: Budgeted […]

Using Excel 2007 files as a Source in SSIS 2005

Thanks to “jaegd” for his post here: http://forums.microsoft.com/… on how to accomplish this. Below please find some more details along w/ a example which can be downloaded here (ssis-2005-excel-2007-source-example). Steps Create new OLEDB Connection by right clicking on the Connection Manager tray Chose any valid type or value for the connection and click okay Rename the […]

Excel Tip: Identifying the max length of values in a column

Sometimes files are received such as client feeds that contain values in columns that exceed the maximum number of characters allowed in the destination database. When these records are imported an error occurs when trying to fit this value into the column with the character limitation. In these cases it is helpful to have a […]

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