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SQL Server DTS issue with .txt file

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Hi,
I have been trying to import/create a new table from a .txt flate file tab delimited, nothing complicated, excepted that by default the string length that the DTS package set for the txt field id varchar (50).
I increased the field length in the mapping window to Nvarchar(max) for fields longer than 50 characters, set the global error to ingnore for each data fields on for the whole file, but the import or create table failed because of the Field Trucation error!
Is this a bug in DTS? How to solve this matter, I spent a great deal of time on it and can't find the solution. I need help.
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Are you using legacy DTS? Have you tried using the Import Data Wizard to bring it in via SSIS instead?
Are you using SQL Server 2008 (as the topic area of your question implies)?
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Hi,
As suggested I have tried with SSIS (new to me) and it works. Thanks!
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