SSIS - Excel Destination Column Mapping Error

I have created a package which transfers data from a SQL server source to an Excel Destination. The DataFlow Task works fine , if i pre-define the column names in the Excel Destination... But i run into an error when i give the blank excel sheet as my destination. I am unable to map any columns

A sample example is as shown above .. In the column mappings field only one column in the Excel shows up for mapping and eventually throws the error "[Excel Destination [42]] Error: The number of columns is incorrect. "

How do we proceed in this case , where in we do not want to give pre-defined coulmn names in the Excel Destination sheet.


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SSIS Tries To Insert NULL Value Into A Destination Column Ignored In The Mapping.

Hello everyone,

I am having a little problem with a simple package and I do not know if this is a known issue or that I am missing something.

I have a data flow task, a simple one, with an oledb source pulling data, using a select statement, from a sql server 2005 instance, and an ole db destination pointing to a table in a sql server 2000 instance. Both intances are standard edition. The table in the destination has a column which allow null values and has also a default constraint (getdate()), and this column is not present in the source. When I map the columns in the destination, I leave this column as "ignore", not being mapped to any column from the source. The problem is that when I execute the task, SSIS is trying to insert NULL value into this column, so the package fail with the error "can not insert NULL value into column myColumn". I wonder why is it trying to insert NULL value if the column is not mapped to any column from the source.

Is this a known issue or I am nissing something in the settings?

If the destination table has rowversion or identity columns, there is no problem ar all. I ignore those columns in the mapping and SQL Server feeds them as expected.

Thanks in advance,
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i am running the latest version of MDAC 2.8 on the machine too

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i have got a excel file template at the destination all ready.
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Now, I am getting 1.5 million errors. and nothing has changed, to my knowledge. I receive the following information.

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Step 1 : using Oledb to get records.
Step 2 : created Excel Connection and Excel Destination component
Step 3 : Configured the Excel File Path using variables.
Step 4 : Changed the property 64 bit FALSE

When try to run from BIDS it is running fine.
It is not running when try to run from SQL JOB.

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: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_CANNOTACQUIRECONNECTIONFROMCONNECTIONMANAGER. The AcquireConnection method call to the connection manager "Excel Connection Manager" failed with error code 0xC0202009. There may be error messages posted before this with more information on why the AcquireConnection method call failed. ::: component "Excel Destination" (588) failed validation and returned error code 0xC020801C. ::: One or more component failed validation. ::: There were errors during task validation. ::

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1) If set the FirstRowHasColumnNames to true, format the appropriate cells in the header, and the range is set to the row of column headers only, the formatting does not apply.

2) If set the FirstRowHasColumnNames to true,include a blank row after the header, format the appropriate cells in the that row and set the range to both rows, the formatting does apply but I get a blank row after the header line.

3) If set the FirstRowHasColumnNames to false, format the appropriate cells in the first row, and set the range to that row, the formatting does not apply.

I cannot use VBA or install excel on the server and manipulate it via VBA.

Is there any way to delete the row via a query using OLEDB? I seem to have read you can blank out a line but not delete a row using this method.

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I have an excel export with numeric values. When the SSIS package writes into the excel it treats all data types as strings and attaches an apostrophe in the beginning. I tried formatting the excel sheet with the number data type and saving it . It doesnt work.

Other strange thing is that when I go into the advanced editor for the excel destination and look into the properties of the external columns all of them have the data type as Unicode String[DT_WSTR] irrespective of what the data type is from the input.The UI allows me to change it to numeric for numeric columns without any error but the value is not saved at all which is very frustrating. I also tried changing it in the xml file of the package, it some how seems to overwrite it after validation. It would be really nice if it threw an error saying that it cannot be changed.

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SSIS package queries database creates MS spreadsheets per customer and then emails each customer their list.
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where c1 is number(4) datatype and c2 is of varchar2(20) datatype in oracle.

The connection manager i am using is ORacle OLE DB provider.
I am passing 2 global variables i.e g_v1 of Int32 and g_v2 of String Type.

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I also set the property as ByPassPrepare = True.

When i am executing the package i getting INVALID NUMBER ERROR.
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This time it is working fine. I can see the Green signal for the 2 SQL Tasks.

But when i connected to Oracle check the count in the table, the data is not getting deleted.

I set the property RetainSameConnection = TRUE for oracle connection manager.
I am not able to trace this logical error.

The same is working fine in my local machine.
But i am facing the problem when i deployed the same on the client machine.

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/ /
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/ /
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Data Conversion
OLEDB Destination

In the EXcel Source I have the Data Access Mode as
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CREATE TABLE `Summary` (
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Am using a
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2) OLE DB Destination to insert or push the data into another table of the same database.
3) Script component to get the error rows and to update the staging table column with a flg value.

The rows that throw an error like primary key violation, or any other error should be redirected to the script component and the process should get completed.

The Error Output of the OLE DB Destination doesnt show any columns to be selected for Redirect Row option

The script executes without any error and the records are shown in error path but the records are not updated in the DB.

This is what i have in the script

Public Class ScriptMain

Inherits UserComponent

Dim sqlConn As SqlConnection

Dim sqlCmd As SqlCommand

Dim connMgr As IDTSConnectionManager90
Dim txnIdParam As SqlParameter

Dim errorDescParam As SqlParameter

Public Overrides Sub AcquireConnections(ByVal Transaction As Object)

connMgr = Me.Connections.ErrorConnection

sqlConn = CType(connMgr.AcquireConnection(Nothing), SqlConnection)

End Sub

Public Overrides Sub PreExecute()

sqlCmd = New SqlCommand("UPDATE STG_TRANSACTION SET ERROR_FLG='Y' AND ERROR_DESC=@errorDescParam WHERE TXN_ID=@txnIdParam ")

fueltxnIdParam = New SqlParameter("@txnIdParam", SqlDbType.BigInt)

errorDescParam = New SqlParameter("@errorDescParam", SqlDbType.VarChar)



End Sub

Public Overrides Sub Input0_ProcessInputRow(ByVal Row As Input0Buffer)

sqlCmd.Parameters("@txnIdParam").Value = Row.TXNID

sqlCmd.Parameters("@errorDescParam").Value = Row.ErrorCode

End Sub

End Class

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