SSIS - Using a User Variable in a Query

I have read and read and read but still cannot come up with the answer.  I have attached three screen shots showing the way I have this setup but it does not work (see the third screen shot).  

I am converting data from SQL 2000 to SQL 2008.  All of our data are seperated by the [Customer Name].  I will be converting this data customer by customer.

I am trying to setup a package so all I have to do is change the value of GetCust and run the packages.  The third image show the error.  

GetCust is at the package level.  I know there is something simple that I am missing so please help.

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Megan BrooksSQL Server ConsultantCommented:
I think that parameter name in the 2nd screen shot needs to be just "0", not "Parameter0".
without the parameter the SQL query works?
mkacosAuthor Commented:
Pedro - If I hard code the query I.e. [customer name] = 'ABC' then it works.  If I use the variable then it times out (probably because there are 4 million+ records ) returning the data.  

RsCowden - I do not pick the parameter name, the system does.  If I change the name to 0 then it errors because of the name.
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And the datatype you are using is the same that in Source?
Seems to eb some configuration problem...:-(
Give more details
mkacosAuthor Commented:
I can define the datatype for the varable but I cannot for the parameter.  The datatype for the varable is string the data type for the column in the database is text.  

I am not sure what other details you need.  This is a new install on a new server.  There were no issues with the install that I saw.

What can I look for in the configuration?  
in your SQL Statment at the source you can convert the parameter, or no?!

SELECT Field1 FROM MyTable WHERE convert(varchar(200), Field2)=convert(varchar(200), ?)

Never tried... try you and give feedback

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mkacosAuthor Commented:
Interesting;  this is what worked -- SELECT *  FROM [tbl_bills] WHERE  [customer name]=convert(varchar(50), ?)

However, it does not work when I preview it.  I get this error: TITLE: Microsoft Visual Studio
There was an error displaying the preview.
No value given for one or more required parameters. (Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0)

However, I can live with it although I would think it should work.  

Thanks Pedro.
IN spite of close the question set as answered for future user issues!
very good!!
mkacosAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I accepted the answer incorrectly.  Hopefully this is correct.
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