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Topic Title: execution of a MS SQL Server DTS package
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Created On: 03/30/2006 01:27 PM
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Here is a task that can be called from another task to execute a MS SQL Server DTS package. It takes 5 parameters...

1. BaseDirectory - a base path where the DTS log file will be written and to which the SQL Server specified in the "DBServer" parameter has access
2. DBServer - the database server where the DTS package is located
3. Username - a username that has permission to execute the DTS package
4. Password - the password of the aforementioned username
5. PackageName - the DTS package you would like to execute

If a value is not supplied for any of these 5 parameters you will prompted to enter one. This feature also allows the task to be run on its own and prompt for values for all 5 variables.

Now certainly, you could get a lot fancier with this by adding support for all the dtsrun command-line switch, but I just wanted to show the basics and you can add to it to meet your specific needs.

Disclaimer: This will only work in SQL Server 2000 and earlier. I guess the dtsrun utility has been replaced by the dtexec utility. This link explains the changes.

Task Steps: (Right click, Select All, Copy to copy to the clipboard. Steps can then be pasted into the AutoMate Task Builder)


Noel Scheaffer
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