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Is there a way in DTS Wizard to go beyond 8000 characters ?

Posted on 2011-10-04
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello, experts

    i need to import into SQL one file where 1 field takes up to 25000 characters
   can DTS Wizard still handle it, if yes then how ?
   what data type should I use ?

thanks in advance,

Question by:AlexF777
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sammySeltzer earned 200 total points
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On the screen where you are asked to Choose a data source, if you select your database, click on the box that says, "Column names in the first data row".

Then click on Advanced directly under data source. click a column name.

Hold down the Ctrl key if selecting more than one column name.

The click suggested types.

You see a default value of 200. I know you can go over 8000 but I am not sure by how much.

I have stayed within 8500 with no errors.

Also be sure that data type says, string [DT_STR]
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>Is there a way in DTS Wizard<<
Do you really mean DTS or SSIS?

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DTS, but if DTS can't do it, i will settle for SSIS
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Anthony Perkins earned 1800 total points
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>>DTS, but if DTS can't do it, i will settle for SSIS <<
To the best of my knowledge you cannot set a field in DTS with more than 8000 bytes, perhaps SSIS does it for you.

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