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I have about ten SSIS packages that use varchar and char columns in tables. Most are built from the wizard.

Is there a simple way to change the columns from varchar to nvarchar to update the SSIS package? We also may be adding some length to the fields.



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By 'simple', I presume you mean without going through the packages and editing the meta data manually? I'm afraid the answer is 'no'.


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Unless you need the extended international character set, you should probably stay with varchar.

To change all the reports I would open the reports code (view code) and do a Find/Replace. But don't do a Replace All or you may find that you change some things you didn't intend.
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Daniel Bowlin (8/6/2012)
Unless you need the extended international character set, you should probably stay with varchar.

To change all the reports I would open the reports code (view code) and do a Find/Replace. But don't do a Replace All or you may find that you change some things you didn't intend.


This is SSIS, not SSRS!


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ok thanks.



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Some good information:

http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/ssis/working-with-ssis-data-types/?utm_source=ssc&utm_medium=email-main&utm_content=ssisdatatypes-20120723&utm_campaign=SQL



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And here it is again as a hyperlink:

http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/ssis/working-with-ssis-data-types/?utm_source=ssc&utm_medium=email-main&utm_content=ssisdatatypes-20120723&utm_campaign=SQL


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