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DTS package to append query results in a text file

Posted on 2004-11-09
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have a DTS package that takes the results of a query and writes them to a text file. The problem I have is that each time the package runs, it overwrites the text file; I would like it to append the new results to the text file.

The current DTS package has 3 elements, the connection to my server, a data transform task, and the connection to the destination text file. I see no properties of the transformation that allow me to select an 'append' option'.

Thanks for any help.
Question by:hlevine5
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Brendt Hess earned 1000 total points
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I just condicted a test, and worked out a way to do this.  It involves adding one more step to the process.

With your current process, direct the output to an interim/working file, not the final destination.
Create a .BAT file with a command similar to this one:

Type WorkFile.Txt >> DataFile.txt

Place this in the working directory where you have the text files

Add an execute process task to execute the .BAT file.  This will append the output to the final text file.

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