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Auto assign Column Data Types for Flat file Source Import


Auto assign Column Data Types for Flat file Source Import

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Daniel Taylor-446457
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As brilliant as simple. Thank you for sharing.
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Simple, effective and well written. Good stuff.


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This is one of those great solutions that is both simple and innovative. You know you have something brilliant when you see it and say how did I not think of that.
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Thank you, Daniel. Very well written and an excellent solution.
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Great article and something I never thought about doing. I think you might have shaved about 20 minutes off my average time to create a source from scratch.
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Huh, and all this time I've been using Derived Column Transformations, or relying on SQL Server to do the implicit conversion. Nice find, and well explained. Smile


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This is brilliant in its simplicity. No matter how much I learn about SSIS, it's always a pleasure to run across a gem like this. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you for this tip. It will save me hours every month.
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Since SSIS packages are just XML files, you can also generate an XML definition for the source from the metadata of the destination table, and either dynamically or with just cut-and-paste in Notepad, you can create a data source pretty easily that way. I've done that before. Even automated it for a solution that had to import hundreds of dynamic file formats.

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