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Apr 24, 2007

It seems I can do the type conversion in two place:

1. The advanced editor for flat file source => Input and output roperties. And I can set the output columns data type properties there.

2. Using a Data conversion box in Data flow transformation.

Any difference between these two? Which one should be used?

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-------- -----------
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Task failed: Bulk Insert Task 1

Task failed: Bulk Insert Task

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