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Posted on 2014-11-21
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In SSIS I am using OLE DB Source to select data from a database to flat file destination
The output has commas and I am trying to get rid of the commas.
eg

Current output

John,   Smith, , 4503 oak Lane,

I want the output as  

John   Smith  4503 oak Lane
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Question by:Nana Hemaa
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by:Jim Horn
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If you mean remove the commas in the source data:
   (1)  In your OLEDB Source create a view or stored procedure where the offending columns have the commas weeded out via REPLACE(column_name, ',', '').
   (2)  (Harder)  In SSIS between source and destinations use derived column tasks to also weed out commas.

If you mean remove the commas that separate the columns:
  (1)  Open up the flat file connection that is your destination, and choose a delimeter other than comma.
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by:Nana Hemaa
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--If you mean remove the commas that separate the columns:
   --(1)  Open up the flat file connection that is your destination, and choose a delimeter other than comma

I have changed the delimiter from comma to other options but the output is the same and I am not sure why
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by:Jim Horn
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>but the output is the same and I am not sure why
The only possibilities I can think of are that there are commas in your data, or there are NULL / empty values '' in your data which makes the comma delimeters appear side-by-side.
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by:Nana Hemaa
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Yes there are spaces in between some values and they have to stay that way(it is a requirement) Is there a way around this
John,   Smith,  4503 oak Lane,

 I want the output as  

 John   Smith  4503 oak Lane
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by:Jim Horn
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In the example above, is this one column, or three columns (first name, last name, address)?
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by:Nana Hemaa
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three  columns with spaces in between
like
select  firstname, replicate ('  ', 1), Lastname, replicate ('  ', 2), address and so on
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Jim Horn earned 500 total points
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Alrighty then.  Use REPLACE() on all three coluimns.
-- To illustrate
Declare @val varchar(100) = 'yabba, dabba, doo'

-- Looky here, no commas
SELECT REPLACE(@val, ',', '') 

select 
   REPLACE(firstname, ',', '') + ' '
   REPLACE(Lastname, ',', '')+ ' '
   -- address and so on

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by:Nana Hemaa
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Thanks Jim...   I made a typo in my question.   I meant to write
 Insert   firstname, replicate ('  ', 1), Lastname, replicate ('  ', 2), address and so on  instead of select.   A customer table is created this way with some of the columns filled with spaces of specific length.  In the SSIS package I select * from the customertable into a flat file  destination  -- file. I tried manipulating the flat file properties to get rid of the commas but did not work

So the only way will be to select  the columns individually with replace right?
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