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SSIS Text qualifier in Flat File Connection ignored

Hi Experts,

I have a flat file source like this.
"ES";"ITEMGROUP";"299919088880";"Reusable Other";"Standard";""
I've created in SSIS a flat file connection in connection manager with this text qualifier ".
In the preview the data looks fine.
Then I pick the "Bulk Insert Task"-Shape and choose this Data Connection as source. A sql-server table as target.

When I execute  this shape the textqulaifier seems not to be recognized and the quotationmarks are imported to the sql server table.
what am I doing wrong?
Thanks for help.

Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Bulk insert will use only the field terminator (delimiter) and ignore any quote qualifiers.

You could use a format file which lets you individually specify delimiters per field:


Any reason you are doing a Bulk Insert rather than a standard flat file source import?

Bulk Insert is best suited to data which cannot have invalid delimiters, as it will simply import to the wrong column in the case of bad delimiters.

thanks a lot for your answers!

I'm very new to SSIS, so thanks for any hint to improve...

with "standard flat file source import" do you mean the "data flow task" shape"?
thats what i tried now. end it was working.

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thanks a lot!!