rhythmk (7/9/2012) Chi Chi Cabron (7/6/2012) Rick Krueger (7/5/2012)
I've seen that error when the text qualifier gets modified. Check out this blog post
That did it, thanks!
Great !! But could you please post your findings and solution.
I went to the post at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jamie_thomson/archive/2010/11/25/sql-server-2008-sp1-cu-6-includes-small-changes-to-dtsx-files.aspx
This article states that the text qualifier property in the dtsx file pre-CU6 is read as ' " ' (double quotes), but post-CU6 it is read as "_x0022_".
Examples from the article:
roperty DTS:Name="TextQualifier" xml:space="preserve">"</DTS
roperty DTS:Name="TextQualifier" xml:space="preserve">_x0022_</DTS
I checked the dtsx file I was running and, sure enough, the text qualifier character was "_x0022_". Checked the version of SQL Server on my local machine and it was completely up to date. Checked the version on the remote server and it was at CU 4 (d'oh!). So the server didn't know how to interpret the "_x0022_" text qualifier and was failing, but my client, being up-to-date, interpreted it correctly and worked. Or at least that's my interpretation.
Changing the text qualifier to " (double quotes) in the dtsx package allowed it to run on the server (CU4), but it would fail when I tried to run from my local client.
So I updated the SQL server (which should have been done, anyway) and now everything works as it should.
Like the blog post says:
There is of course a simple but important lesson here – make sure your developer workstations are running the same builds as your DEV, Test, UAT and Production boxes. Its the sort of problem that you should only encounter once because you’ll never make this stupid mistake twice. Right?