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SSIS - importing a csv file into SQL table

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008Databases
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This should be really simple but I am pulling my hair out as a result of data conversion issues.

I want to import a csv file (dimDate.csv) into a SQL table (dbo.DimDate) using SSIS. In my data flow task I have 3 components:

1. A Flat File source component called 'DimDate csv file'
2. A Data Conversion component called 'Unicode to ANSI'
3. An OLEDB Destination component called 'SQL Table DimDate'

I also have 2 Connection Managers for the csv file and the SQL database:

1. 'Connection to DimDate Flat File'

In the SSIS Data Flow design view, I have a 'x' in a red circle within the OLEDB Destination component which is alerting me that one of the fields cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode.

The problem field shows in the Flat File Source Component editor as being of data type 'Unicode string [DT_WSTR]'. I have tried many things within the data conversion component but am unable to configure it to remove the alert message.

Please can someone explain what I need to change or configure to make this work?


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