Biml Language Reference
ExcelSource Element
The Excel source extracts data from Microsoft Excel workbooks.
  Attribute API Type Default Description
AlwaysUseDefaultCodePage Boolean
This value specifies whether the DefaultCodePage value is always used for each column. The default value is False.

[.NET API Property: AlwaysUseDefaultCodePage]

CommandTimeout Int32
The number of seconds before a command times out. A value of 0 indicates an infinite time-out.

[.NET API Property: CommandTimeout]

ConnectionName AstOleDbConnectionNode
This value specifies the OLE DB connection used to access the database.

[.NET API Property: Connection]

DefaultCodePage Int32
This value specifies which code page to use when the data source does not provide code page information.

[.NET API Property: DefaultCodePage]

LocaleId Language
This value specifies which locale is used by the dataflow task.

[.NET API Property: LocaleId]

Name String
Specifies the name of the object. This name can be used to reference this object from anywhere else in the program.

[.NET API Property: Name]

ValidateExternalMetadata Boolean
This value specifies whether the data flow transformation is validated against columns that originated in external data sources. When server assets such as tables and stored procedures are created during processing, ValidateExternalMetadata is normally set to False, which prevents validation from completing at compile time.

[.NET API Property: ValidateExternalMetadata]

Singleton Children
  Child API Type Description
<DirectInput /> AstDirectResourceNode
This value specifies the SQL query to use to load data from the specified connection.

[.NET API Property: Query]

<VariableInput /> AstVariableResourceNode
<TableInput /> AstTableResourceNode
<TableFromVariableInput /> AstTableFromVariableResourceNode
<ExternalTableInput /> AstUnmanagedTableResourceNode
<ErrorHandling /> AstComponentErrorHandlingNode
This value specifies how errors are handled by default in columns processed by the component. This can be overriden at the component or column level for specific cases.

[.NET API Property: ErrorHandling]

Collection Children
  Child API Type Description
    <Annotation />
This is a collection of annotation items that can be used to specify documentation, tags, or other information. Annotations are particularly useful for storing information about nodes that can be used by BimlScript code.

[.NET API Property: Annotations]

    <Column />
This is a collection of mapping nodes from source columns prior to sending them to the output path.

[.NET API Property: Columns]

    Multiple Choices...
Provides a collection of objects to override properties of the component, its input paths, its output paths, and its consituent dataflow columns.

[.NET API Property: DataflowOverrides]

    <Parameter />
The mappings between the parameters in the SQL command and variables.

[.NET API Property: Parameters]