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Invalid character value for cast specification


Invalid character value for cast specification

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I have a txt file with data as below:

col1,col2,col3

NY,14319,9900

MA,14241,9900

CA,14358,Get WO NE

To load this file, I am using a flat file source and I have declared the data type of all three columns as Unicode String with 500 length in the advance editor..But when I run this package, I am getting an error at the third line:

Invalid character value for cast specification

I get this error at the source adapter only..Can someone please help me out here..

P.S. Not giving a table structure as this a txt file

I am using SSIS 2008
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A guess, SSIS is expecting the third column to be an integer and the text data it found can't be converted.

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Thanks for the reply mate..
but I have already mentioned the data type of the columns as Unicode String with 500 length..in the connection manager and in the source adapter as well Crazy
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Okay, I gave it my shot in the dark. Unfortunately we can't see what you see so unless you provide us with more information that's about all you will get.

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What's on row 4?

If you remove that row, does the rest of the file process OK? If not, what else fails?


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Row 4 is again like below:
CA,93455,9435

I am not able to process the file after row#3 where it is failing in the data flow task..even redirecting the erranous rows fails as the source adapter is struggling to cast the value in the third row
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Can you provide the complete and uneditted error message?

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