I am using SSIS to import text files, which include french accented characters in some fields, from a remote database into a local database. Table structures, collation, etc., are identical in local and remote databases.
The collation on the target database is set to Latin general 1252. There is no problem storing the data in the current varchar fields (not nvarchar), in either the source or target databases, of course.
Here is the problem. When I set up the file connector, I can only see the french characters properly if I use UTF8 collation. Otherwise I get odd character substitutions. however, in this setup, the ole db destination object complains about "more that one codepage specified...".
I am guessing (hoping) that there is something simple I am missing to make this work.
My question is: what is the simplest way to pull in the file data correctly (which looks like I will need to use unicode, or utf-8), but then pass that data back to the ole db destination object which is connecting to the 1252 codepage database?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.