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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, database developer, speaker, and trainer.  He has been working with SQL Server for over 10 years, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, database development, and reporting.  He has earned a number of industry certifications and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.  Tim is an independent business intelligence consultant and a group principal with Linchpin People.

As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at national, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS summit, SQL Connections, numerous SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and PASS virtual chapters.  He is active in the North Texas SQL Server User Group in Dallas, and is a volunteer for PASS.  Tim is an author and forum contributor on SQLServerCentral.com and has published dozens of SQL Server training videos on SQLShare.com.

Tim is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2, and is coauthor of SSIS Design Patterns.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

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In this session, we'll review methods for cleaning up dirty data using SQL Server Integration Services. We will review the various cleansing tools accessible from within SSIS including native components, T-SQL, SSIS scripting, and DQS.

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Why I Want to Have Coffee With You 31 Mar 2015
Yesterday I read an article entitled “Why I Don’t Want to Have Coffee With You”, in which the author writes that he doesn’t have the time or the desire to simply “have coffee”. While I empathize with some of the author’s justifications for his position, I was disappointed at the … Continue reading ...

The Idea Book 25 Mar 2015
How many times have you said to yourself, “Someone should build an application that does [x]…”, or “Wouldn’t it be easy to add automation to [y]”, or “It would be a lot of fun to work on a project to build [z]”? For me, this has happened a lot, and … Continue reading →

Fix Inconsistent Line Terminators in SSIS 23 Mar 2015
There is a flat file processing issue I’ve run into a number of times over the years, and it’s come up again several times recently. The issue relates to the line terminators used in data files. Occasionally, changes to the systems generating these data files, or perhaps even manual edits, … ...

Iterating Through Excel Worksheets with Biml 16 Mar 2015
Wrangling large or complex Excel workbooks in SSIS can be a challenge. From managing data types (more about that in this post by Koen Verbeeck) to addressing multiple worksheets in a single document, configuring SSIS to properly read from or write to Excel documents is tedious at best. While there ...

On Failure: Getting Up 06 Feb 2015
In my continuing series entitled “On Failure”, I want to talk about skiing. I’m not a great skier. It would probably be a stretch to say that I’m a good skier. Still, I enjoy doing it, and I want to (and can) get better at it. Since I live in … Continue reading →