SSIS Raw File Viewer

SQL Server Integration Services has its own high-performance file format for persisting data – it’s the “raw file.” The downside of these files is that they can only be used from within an SSIS data flow – there is no other tool to open them.

Or is there?

Simon Sabin has developed a “Raw File Viewer” and has made it available for a free download – check it out here:—now-available.aspx

Yes, I realize that this is really old news as he posted this back in January (and it is now November) but as it has managed to slip under my radar for the last eleven months I figure that I’m not the only one who has missed it…


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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