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Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:12 AM
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I have a package that produces a text file based on a text file template which is saved as a UTF-8 file. I do this so that the actual file created is also created as a UTF-8 file. The problem is that if you turn on the overwrite option in the properties of the flat file connector, the file created is saved as ANSI instead of UTF-8. The only way I know to avoid this is to have the overwrite option turned off, but that presents a different challenge which is data getting appended to the destination file that should not be there. Does anyone have thoughts/suggestions on how to best tackle this issue?
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Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:28 AM



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Hi Jose,

Bit of a known issue. Seems the best work around is to create two copies of your template and then file copy the empty one to the directory and 'always' use append.

For a solid explanation of what's happening, scroll to the bottom of this thread.

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