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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  14:46:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
we have a legacy DTS package to load data from flat file into SQL table.

It is a fixed field text file (source). How can I find out the exact column definitions like in SSIS (column width, data type, etc).

Thanks in advance


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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  20:19:01  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, been a while and I don't have access to EM anymore but...

in the DTS designer:

Create the source and destination connections, then drag a pump task between 'em.

Double click the pump task.
Allow it to automap the fields.

That will show you what you're looking for. Be aware that it "guesses" the data types based on the first couple hundred records or so of the source.

Edited by - russell on 03/06/2013 20:19:37
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