I have been trying to successfully import a | delimited file into a SQL database with no success.  I continue receiving an error message about non-whitespace characters.

I read about using DTS to strip out the non-white characters by using the TRIM function.  I am not a programmer - learning, however - and am asking for assistance in completing a DTS package that will strip out all of the non-whitespace characters so I can successfully conduct an import from this file.

I am not sure what information to provide so please let me know what you will need to provide a solution.


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jrb1senior developerCommented:
Can you give the syntax of how you are importing?  You should be specifying a Column Delimiter.
jrb1senior developerCommented:
Also, an example of a row of data would be helpful.

Are you going through Enterprise Manager? Then through the "Import Data" dialog?  You specify your file name (source text file).  Then delimited with the |.

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saladartAuthor Commented:
I figured it out - so you know, I was using DTS do to the import through.  The problem was I had selected the wrong row delimiter.

Thanks for your input!


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