troubleshooting Question

Restoring Missing Column Delimiters in SSIS

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Erik HauserFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL ServerSSIS
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Using a script task or by using a regular expression, is there a way in SSIS that I can parse a flat file, have it find places where there are missing column delimiters and fix them?

For example:

A file with - column delimiter | (pipe) and text qualifier " (double-quote) may come across a value like

|"1"2.5"| which should be |"1"|"2.5"|  (an |" was added).

I also realize that I could use the REPLACE function within a Derived Column Task to do the same thing but I am unable to figure out the correct function that I would use.

Go someone get me started?

Megan Brooks
SQL Server Consultant

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