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Will DTS Excel connection function when called from SQL2008 x64? Expand / Collapse
Posted Sunday, October 12, 2008 11:49 PM
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Hi all,

We are currently planning a migration from 32-bit SQL 2000 to x64 SQL 2008.
Our only real difficulty at the present time is the need to load multiple excel files into SQL Server - currently this is done using a dynamic data pump task in a single DTS package.
We don't want to manually generate the large number of SSIS packages to perform this same task, and while we will most likely build code to auto-generate these in the medium term we are looking for a fast work around for the short term.
Unfortunately, I can't test this as we don't have the x64 hardware yet, and won't have for a couple of weeks.

Can anyone let me know if I can simply use the existing DTS package (saved as a file, then copied to the new x64 server) which connects to excel and loads the data to the specified server? I just need to know if there are any issues that would prevent this from working eg Jet driver issues.

Suggestions of any other approaches would be appreciated. I'm looking at the sample code from codeplex at the moment, but I'd rather avoid implementing a C# 'black box' exe if I can. The more transparent we can keep our solution the better...

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Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:50 AM
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I have converted from SQL 2000 to 2005 32 bit and 64 bit including DTS pagage.
I was in the same situation as you (rewrite the stuff in SSIS or etc) or try
to resuse the DTS pagage. Fortunally MS has an addendum to 2005. SQLServer2005_DTS.msi
(search for it on MS homepage). I don't know if this will work for 2008. But this addendum
worked very well for me.
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