Executes a SSIS external package

Last published at: May 14th, 2024


Executes an external Microsoft SQL server integration services (SSIS) package.  


  • packagePath – path to the package location within the file system


  • True
  • False 


Please refer to SQL Server documentation on how to setup SSIS external packages:



Let’s build and execute the executessisexternalpackageDef example.  

  • Create a new definition called “executessisexternalpackageDef”
  • Select the definition and click the “design” button
  • Drag a executessisexternalpackage  step to the canvas
  • Connect the dots between the start and executessisexternalpackage step 

  • Click on the “executessisexternalpackage” step to configure its properties
  • Configure the following values for the properties as shown on the below graphic

  • Save the workflow definition, create a workflow instance and execute. Step should execute external package.