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Hi,
    I am creating a package in SSIS that imports data into a sql server 2005 database table from a csv file.
The csv file has columns, first name, last name and I want to create a derived column  called Full_ name.
ssisThe expression I am using is SET Full_Name = first name +' ' + last name
which works fine in t-sql  but I am getting the following error in ssis..

Any help appreciated. Thanks

TITLE: Microsoft Visual Studio
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Error at Data Flow Task [Derived Column [115]]: Attempt to parse the expression "SET Full_Name= first name+' ' +last name" failed. The expression might contain an invalid token, an incomplete token, or an invalid element. It might not be well-formed, or might be missing part of a required element such as a parenthesis.

Error at Data Flow Task [Derived Column [115]]: Cannot parse the expression "SET Full_Name= first name+' ' +last name". The expression was not valid, or there is an out-of-memory error.

Error at Data Flow Task [Derived Column [115]]: The expression "SET Full_Name= first name+' ' +last name" on "output column "Full_Name" (263)" is not valid.

Error at Data Flow Task [Derived Column [115]]: Failed to set property "Expression" on "output column "Full_Name" (263)".



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Exception from HRESULT: 0xC0204006 (Microsoft.SqlServer.DTSPipelineWrap)

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Try something like this:

SET Full_Name= [first name]+' ' +[last name]

if SQL objects have space or other special chars in their name they must be enclosed in sqare brakets.
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Just put

[first name]+' ' +[last name]

no need to set FullName.

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by:blossompark
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Hi Icohan and PatelAlpesh,
thanks for your responses,
     will try your suggestions now and update you later
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by:blossompark
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Hi Icohan and PatelAlpesh,
both options produce the same error as i had initially...
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"The expression I am using is SET Full_Name = first name +' ' + last name
which works fine in t-sql  but I am getting the following error in ssis.."


Sorry to say but this is not possible in SQL query. The expresion above should be something like for T-sql to work:

UPDATE TABLE table_name SET Full_Name = [first name] +' '+ [last name]

or if you are using a variable should be something like:

SET @Full_Name = (SELECT [first name] +' '+ [last name] )


And BTW your full_name is defined as varchar (50) as pe above schreenshot so if first name +' ' + last name is longer than that you know what hapens.

good luck!
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by:blossompark
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Hi Icohan and PatelAlpesh,, sorry for my slowness in addressing this  as of late...I have not returned to the issue yet but will use your comments when i do so...thanks again
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