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BUG #: 56394 (SQLBUG_70)
When changing the number of columns defined for a fixed field text file connection in a Data Transformation Services (DTS) package, the package may fail with the following error:
The validation test can be disabled by setting the NUMBEROFCOLUMN property for the text file connection to 0 (zero). To modify this property, do the following:
Error Source: Microsoft Data Transformation Services Flat File Rowset Provider
Error Description: Number of column in the COLUMNLENGTHS property does not match with the NUMBEROFCOLUMN property.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/239454/EN-US/ )INF: ScriptPkg Tool Generates DTS Object Model Code
DTS cross checks the NUMBEROFCOLUMN and COLUMNLENGTHS properties of a text file for consistency. The NUMBEROFCOLUMN property for the connection is not updated when the text file properties are modified. Thus, the validation test fails.
NOTE: This problem only occurs if the file connection was originally created by the DTS Wizard.
You can also correct this problem by re-creating the connection in the DTS Designer.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/254561/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0