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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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Handling Mixed Format Data Files in SSIS 13 Apr 2015
Some time back I wrote about how to use the script component to parse out ragged data files in SSIS. In this post, I’ll continue the discussion to describe how to handle mixed format data files – specifically, those with several different record types in each file. In a perfect … Continue reading ...

A full day with me, SSIS, and Edgar Allan Poe 10 Apr 2015
When I think about Baltimore, I think about Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore was Poe’s one-time home, and in fact there is a museum located in a home in which he once lived. I’ve been a Poe fan since high school, and am looking forward to seeing some of the Poe-related … Continue reading → The ...

On Failure: On Being a Screw-Up 09 Apr 2015
“He’s a screw-up. Always trying things that don’t work.” I’ll be honest: I used to be afraid of being the person described above. I didn’t want to be known as someone whose ideas didn’t work. And to that end, I was successful: most of what I tried was successful. The … Continue reading → ...

Null, empty string, or zero? 06 Apr 2015
The answer: It Depends. One of the more common problems I encounter when managing data quality, especially in an ETL process, is the handling of null values, blanks, and zeroes. When I put on my preaching shoes to talk about bad data, this is one the areas I have to … Continue reading → The ...

Best of PASS Summit 2014: Building Bullet-Resistant SSIS Packages 04 Apr 2015
This week, PASS announced the Best of PASS Summit 2014, a collection of the 10 highest-rated sessions from last fall’s PASS Summit in Seattle. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my session, “Building Bullet-Resistant SSIS Packages”, was among these. All of these sessions (including lots of ...