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SQL 2000 - The selected package cannot be opened - The DTS Designer has been closed Expand / Collapse
Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:38 AM
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I have two SQL 2000 servers, Db1A and Db1B. There has been NO SQL 2005/2008 is or has ever been involved and in the past and has all be working fine, last week.

On Db1B I can use it's SQL Enterprise Manager and I can see both servers. I can also open up all DTS packages on both Db1A and Db1B, form the 'B' server. However on Db1A, I can open and edit some, of my DTS packages and not all of them. The DTS packages which fail on Db1A, all fail with this error:

"The selected package cannot be opened. The DTS Designer has been closed."

How can you fix it?
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Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:01 AM
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Are you at the latest fix level? For SQL 2000 this is SP4 plus However, I have no idea if this will solve your problem.

Try exporting the packages to a flat file. If you browse the files in Notepad you may spot something that seems to be wrong. After fixing the problem the package can be re-imported.

You can use native SQL Server DTS export functionality, or use DTS Backup 2000 to export and import the packages. DTS Backup 2000 has the advantage that annotations and the package layout diagram are preserved in the export/import, but not in the native DTS export/import.

This has just about exhausted my DTS skills, so if this does not resolve your problem then hopefully someone who knows more about DTS can help.

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