KB3042683 - FIX: Data Tools error occurs when you upgrade a DTS package in SQL Server 2014


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Data Tools to upgrade a Data Transformation Service (DTS) package from an earlier version by using one of the following methods:

    • The SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Package Upgrade Wizard

    • The Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Application.Upgrade() API

  • The package has project-level external connections.

In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

The connection "{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}" is not found. This error is thrown by Connections collection when the specific connection element is not found.


This problem was first fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

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


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