FIX: Test Button Fails if DTS Transform Has No Destination Columns

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BUG #: 54907 (SQLBUG_70)
In the ActiveX Script Transformation Properties dialog box of the DTS Designer, an attempt to test a Transform that does not have any destination columns fails with the following error:
Incomplete file format information - file cannot be opened.
The actual error message is returned within a message box after double-clicking on the failed 'DTS Testing Transform Task' step.

The same behavior can be observed by right-clicking the Transform through the Data Transformation Properties dialog box and then selecting the Test (CTRL+T) option.
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:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.
DTS Transform Transformation Task Error

Article ID: 247108 - Last Review: 10/22/2013 03:13:15 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition

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