The Flat File Parser Does Not Support Embedding Text Qualifier In Data

i am unable to use the Text Qualifer in SSIS package Flat file connection manager Editor, it says, "The flat file parser does not support embedding text qualifier in data",why is that?

it was supported nicely in DTS 2000. also I have no control on Source file TXT. so I can not eliminate the Text qualifer (") from the file.

any advices.



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I'm exporting using a query to a flat .txt file. The problem I'm encountering is when I export the data and then open the .txt file into excel some columns cause line breaks to the next row. The columns that are breaking to a new row are varchar fields where the user has entered text into the field with double quotes ".

When I export, I'm using row delimiter {CR}{LF} column delimiter Comma and text qualifier Double Quote (")

Is there a way to prevent this from happening when I export and open the flat file into Excel?

I tried using replace, but I was getting a syntax error in my query. Here is the query without using replace:

SELECT e.session_date, l.lab_no, i.first_name + ' ' + i.last_name AS Teacher,
tt.name, d.district_name, s.school_name, t.title, a.q1 AS Question1, a.q2 AS Question2,
a.q3 AS Question3, a.q4 AS Question4, a.q5 AS Question5, a.q6 AS Question6, a.q7 AS Question7,
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WHERE session_date >= '20070401' AND session_date < '20070501'

I would need to use the replace on columns a.q7, a.q8, a.q9, and a.q10

I tried using another delimiter...pipes (|) and that didn't work? Maybe I was attempting it incorrectly?

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