Selecting Packages

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Selecting Packages


Depending on the action that was selected on the Select Actions page, the Select Packages page allows users the ability to select which packages they wish to have the Notification Framework added / updated or removed.



The Select Packages page is divided up between the package location and selection areas.


Package Location

Controls where the Notification Framework will search for the SSIS packages that the user wishes to have the Notification Framework added / updated or removed. There are five locations the user can select.



1.   File System: The Notification Framework will search the File System, using the selected path, for SSIS Packages. Users can check the Recursive option to scan the select File System folder and sub-folders for SSIS Packages.


2.   SQL Server: The Notification Framework will search SQL Server, using the provided connection information, for SSIS Packages deployed.


3.   SSIS Project: The Notification Framework will search an SSIS Project File (*.dtproj), using the selected path, for SSIS Packages.


4.   SSIS Package Store: The Notification Framework will search the SSIS Package Store, using the provided connection information, for SSIS Packages deployed. Using this location requires the Notification Framework to be running as the Administrator account.


5.   Visual Studio Solution: The Notification Framework will search a Visual Studio Solution (*.sln), using the selected path, for SSIS Packages contained within SSIS Projects associated with the selected solution.

Package Selection

Controls which package from the selecting location will have the Notification Framework added / updated or removed.



1.   Filter: Located at the top left of the Package Selection, the Filter allows the users to quickly filter out packages they do not wish to see when selecting packages.

2.   Browser: Located just underneath the Filter on the left, the Browser contains all packages from the location that have not been filtered.

3.   Selection Buttons: Located underneath the Browser on the bottom left, the Selection buttons allow the user to quickly select or unselect all packages from the browser.

4.   Scan Packages Button: Located underneath the Browser on the bottom, the Scan Packages button allows users to quickly select or unselect packages based on a set of parameters. Clicking the Scan Packages button will launch the Scanning Option window



1.   Scan For: Controls which frameworks (Auditing and / or Notification) that the Notification Framework will scan for within each package.

2.   When selected framework: Controls whether the Notification Framework is searching for the presence or absence of the selected frameworks.

3.   List item action: Controls what action, whether to select, unselect, or ignore, the Notification Framework when a package meets the parameters selected in step 1 and 2.

4.   Sort list after scanning?: Controls whether to sort the list of packages after scanning for the Auditing or Notification framework.

6.   Selected Items: Located on the right of the Package Selection, the Selected Items allows the user the ability to see all the current packages that are selected from within the Browser to have the Notification Framework added / updated or removed.


After selecting which packages the user wishes to have the action applied to, clicking the Next button will send the user to different pages depending on which action was selected on the Select Actions page:


  Add / Update Notification Framework: If the user is adding / re-applying the Notification Framework, clicking Next will send the user to the Choose Framework Type page to choose between either the Classic Notification Framework or the new BI xPress Server Notification Engine.


  Remove Notification Framework: If the user is removing the Notification Framework, clicking Next will send the user to the Summary page to begin the process of removing the Notification Framework: