SQL Server 2014 export error

Hi There,

I'm trying to export a table in my database to a flat file. One of the columns is type nvarchar (200) and that's the column that the export job is having trouble with.

thanks in advance for your help!

Here's the error message:

- Copying to C:\BEST_FILES\tbDisc.txt (Error)
Messages
Error 0xc02020a1: Data Flow Task 1: Data conversion failed. The data conversion for column "nvc_Album" returned status value 4 and status text "Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page.".
 (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)
 
Error 0xc02020a0: Data Flow Task 1: Cannot copy or convert flat file data for column "nvc_Album".
 (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)
 
Error 0xc0047022: Data Flow Task 1: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_PROCESSINPUTFAILED.  The ProcessInput method on component "Destination - tbDisc_txt" (43) failed with error code 0xC02020A0 while processing input "Flat File Destination Input" (44). The identified component returned an error from the ProcessInput method. The error is specific to the component, but the error is fatal and will cause the Data Flow task to stop running.  There may be error messages posted before this with more information about the failure.
 (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)
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Jim HornConnect With a Mentor Microsoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
<knee-jerk reaction>

In the SSIS designer locate the flat file connection and double-click on it  The Connection Manager will display.
Choose Advanced on the left side
Locate column nvc_Album and click on it
The DataType property should be Unicode string [DT_WSTR], and the OutputColumnWidth should be 200.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page.".
Another issue may be the column values that are mapped to this column are more than 200 characters, which means you'll have to either increase the OutputColumnWidth number to accommodate the largest value, or cut off the values at 200 characters using something like LEFT(nvc_Album, 200).
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forcedexposureAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jim! Actually, I'm using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard for a one-time export.
I clicked on the "edit mappings..." button and see that the type is set to DT_WSTR and the column size is set to 200. So, following your suggestion here, i went back to the connection window and selected "UNICODE" for the output. that seems to have worked! thank you!!!
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forcedexposureAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help!
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Thanks for the accept, good luck with your project.  -Jim

By an amazing coincidence I'm currently working an SSIS package that takes travel agent data from all over Europe and validating/loading into a data warehouse, so I'm dealing with unicode issues in SSIS right now.
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