FIX: "Error: Data conversion failed" error when you use multiple characters as the column delimiter in Flat File Connection Manager in SSIS 2008 R2

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) fixes in one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) update release.

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a Data Flow Task in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services (SSIS 2008 R2).
  • You use a Flat File source or a Flat File destination in the Data Flow Task.
  • In Flat File Connection Manager, you set the format of the flat file to Delimited.
  • You use multiple characters as the column delimiter in Flat File Connection Manager.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
[Flat File Source] Error: Data conversion failed. The data conversion for column "columnname" returned status value 4 and status text "Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page."
Note This issue also occurs in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS 2008) and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS 2005). However, this hotfix is only for SSIS 2008 R2.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2633146 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 2641971 - Last Review: December 19, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
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