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SQL 2000 DTS Package fails copying 'ß' from Informix database

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I have a SQL 2000 Server running a DTS package that pulls data from an Informix database that recently began failing.  Tracking this down it appears that when it was copying an Informix record that had the characters 'ß' in in the DTS package would fail.  Eliminated these characters on the Informix side and the package executes as it should.

The SQL Server is using the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AI collation.

When I do a cast using the following query (the table column is varchar (50) so I used that in the query) the result is as expected as seen below:

Select cast ('ß' as varchar(50)) collate SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS

Result:

ß

Does the DTS package need to have parameters added to correctly handle this?

Also, I have a SQL 2005 Server development server that can access the Informix datbase and pull this data with no problem.

The server is slated for replacement within the next two months with 2005 or 2008 but I need to keep this running until then.

Thanks for any assistance.
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"the table column is varchar (50)"

In my opinion that IS the problem as most likely those characters 'ß' from Informix are either UTF8 double byte or maybe even some UNICODE that cannot fit in varchar but Nvarchar.

Please see diuffs between VARCHAR and nVARCHAR in SQL docs.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/144283/what-is-the-difference-between-varchar-and-nvarchar

Also check the data type in DEV vs PROD server table on that same column.
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