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Thread: DTS issue

  1. #1
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    Nov 2002
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    Angry Unanswered: DTS issue

    Hello,
    I am using DTS (the version that shipped with MSSQL 7.0).
    I am trying to import at space-delimited text file into a database table.
    I have one column in my text file which tends to exced 255 characters.
    When this occurs, I run into the following error during the import:
    'data for source column 3(colname3) is too large for the specified buffer size.'
    Microsoft recommended changing the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engi nes\Excel\TypeGuessRows from 8 to 0.
    This did not work.
    Any suggestions for defeating this error would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  2. #2
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    Jul 2002
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    Just a guess, but is the registry key relevant? It looks like something Excel-specific.

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