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SSIS interview questions and answers

Here you will find "Mixed" level SSIS Interview questions and answers.

Questions are split into 3 levels:

  • For Freshers (Beginner Level),
  • For Experienced (Intermediate Level - 2 to 3 years of experience) and
  • Scenario based questions

SSIS Questions For Freshers

Question 1: What is the difference between Control Flow and Data Flow? [Answer]

Question 2: Name all types of containers in SSIS? [Answer]

Question 3: What is Precedence Constraint and give all available options. [Answer]

Question 4: Name all types of connections you have worked with in SSIS. [Answer]

SSIS Questions for Experienced

Question 5: What is the difference between the following SQL Server connections: OLEDB, ODBC and SQLClient? [Answer]

Question 6: Name all types of transformation you have worked with in SSIS. [Answer]

Question 7: What is the difference between Union and Merge? [Answer]

Question 8: What is the difference between Lookup and Merge Join? [Answer]

Question 9: What is a data flow buffer? [Answer]

Question 10: How can you ensure your package works when you move it to another server? [Answer]

Question 11: How can you deploy SSIS Package (or Project). [Answer]

SSIS Scenario based Questions

Visitors have asked for scenario based real life questions and we have done just that. Visit Scenario Based SSIS Questions.

Interview Answers

Question 1: What is the difference between Control Flow and Data Flow?

Answer: Control Flow manages flow of tasks in a package whereus Data Flow most frequently moves data from Point A(s) to Point B(s) and in between often performs transformations, this can get more completed with multiple sources and destinations and more advanced transformations. 

Question 2: Name all types of containers in SSIS?

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