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Hi,

I have a few questions regarding SSIS:

1.      Which is considered best practice, a static table definition or a dynamic table definition? We’re talking about a dimension table. My guess is the former seeing as how you need to map columns from source to target tables. Unless, of course, there’s a mechanism that would  automatically propagate missing columns?
2.      Can SSIS handle TEXT fields, propagating any size data? For replication, there is a configuration on the maximum size of a column to replicate. Are there any concerns for not setting an upper limit?

Please advise.

Thanks
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1)  Static, as any time the previously-defined source is different from the runtime source SSIS attemps to force a complete remapping.

You can use SSIS menu, Package Configurations... to change the source server/db of the table, but it still has to have exactly the same column definition.

2)  Handle text fields yes, any size up to 8k I believe yes, but if you're not certain I'd set it to the max size, and then do any editing after the data is transferred to the target.
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