Biml Language Reference
FileConnection Element
The File connection can connect to existing files or folders or create files or folders if needed.
Attributes
  Attribute API Type Default Description
CreateInProject Boolean
This value specifies whether the Connection should be created as a ConnectionManager within each SSIS package that uses it or as a shared ConnectionManager for each project that uses it.

[.NET API Property: CreateInProject]

CreatePackageConfiguration Boolean
This value specifies whether a PackageConfiguration should be created for this connection.

[.NET API Property: CreatePackageConfiguration]

DelayValidation Boolean
This value indicates that the connection should not be validated (tested to make sure that it points to a valid resource) until immediately before it is used.

[.NET API Property: DelayValidation]

FilePath String
This value specifies the file system path of the source data file to connect to.

[.NET API Property: FilePath]

FileUsageType FileUsageType
This value specifies whether the file connection manager creates a file or a folder or uses an existing file or folder.

[.NET API Property: FileUsageType]

HasMultipleFiles Boolean
Specifies whether or not a MultiFile connection manager should be used for this file connection. If this property is set to true, then pipe (|) separated and wildcard paths can be specified in the FilePath property. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms137798.aspx for more details.

[.NET API Property: HasMultipleFiles]

LogicalDisplayFolder String
Specifies a path that should be used for organizing the tree display of this object in the Logical View in BimlStudio.

[.NET API Property: LogicalDisplayFolder]

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]

RelativePath Boolean
This value specifies a relative path for the source data file to connect to.

[.NET API Property: RelativePath]

Collection Children
  Child API Type Description
<Annotations>
    <Annotation />
</Annotations>
AstAnnotationNode
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]

<Expressions>
    <Expression />
</Expressions>
AstPropertyExpressionNode
This is a collection of SSIS expression definitions for connection property value overrides.

[.NET API Property: Expressions]