Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Column length in Excel source

Here is one very common warning with using Excel in SSIS

Whenever we use Excel file in SSIS, it takes default length of each column as 255. This results in having a warning if we try to map this column with column having length less than 255. We can avoid this warning my setting column length of the Excel source.

Right click to Open Excel source in Advance editor and set lenght of the column as depicted in the figure.

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