Project Description

ssisUnit is a unit testing framework for SQL Server Integration Services.


ssisUnit is a unit testing framework for SQL Server Integration Services. It is loosely based on the xUnit family of unit testing frameworks, but is tailored to better support the SSIS environment. One of the bigger differences is that you do not have to write code to create the unit tests. Instead, we have taken a declarative approach to specifying the unit tests. The test information is stored in an XML file. Since many SSIS developers do not have a background in developing desktop or web applications, we felt it was important to deliver something that did not require an understanding of .NET development to use.

ssisUnit supports task level testing in SSIS. Any control flow task can have a set of tests created around it. This level of granularity in testing can make testing complex packages much easier.

Pragmatic Works

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More Info

Unit Test Structure

Getting Started

Product Sample Package and Test

Using Expressions in Asserts

Last edited Aug 1, 2013 at 8:01 PM by johnwelch, version 14