SSIS Excel Open File

I have a package that I used to execute via DTS in SQL Server 2000, that I am attempting to move to SSIS in SQL Server 2005.

The package takes the contents of an Excel Spreadsheet and copies it to a SQL Server table.

In DTS, I was able to copy the excel spreadsheet to a SQL table even if someone had the spreadsheet open.

In SSIS, if someone has the spreadsheet open, I get an error message and I cannot copy it to the SQL table.

This spreadsheet is open pretty much all day, but I need to copy the information multiple times per day.

Is there a way to copy from Excel to a SQL Server table even if the Excel Spreadsheet is open?
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Reza RadConsultant, TrainerCommented:
you can use a file system task , and copy your excel file to another path first
and then read data from this new path and fill the table with it.

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yonbretAuthor Commented:
Work around is an acceptable solution
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