Katmai Scripting: A Step in the Right Direction

In a recent thread on the SSIS forums on MSDN, a poster was bemoaning the number of steps required to open the VSA script editor for the Script Task in SSIS. And I was sharing his pain.

Fortunately, there is a little improvement on the horizon, but just a little at this point. In CTP5 of SQL Server 2008 the “Edit Script” button (note that it has been renamed from “Design Script” but that the keyboard shortcut key remains “S”) is now on the first tab of the editor dialog box, so one fewer steps is required to open VSTA.

Also note that C# is the default language in the Editor dialog box. Oh, how I look forward to being able to use C# for my SSIS development needs…

But we still need that “Edit Script” context menu item, don’t we?


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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