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SQL Server DTS Discussion specific to Data Transformation Service with SQL Server. General SQL Server discussions should use the general SQL Server forum. Readers of the book Professional SQL Server 2000 DTS with questions specific to that book should post in that book forum.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 08:02 AM
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Default Running and pausing exe's from DTS Package

I'm trying to build a DTS package that runs a win32 executable. (not designed by me). This package looks at data, puts the data through a processor and assigns a code to each line item before exporting it all out to a csv file which I will then reimport to the server... (hope this makes sense) The .exe file has default file locations (for source data) which it auto loads before I run it. However, when I run the DTS package it tells me that the source file locations are not found and it falls over. I wonder if it needs some kind of time delay... however, I would not have even the first idea about how to do this, or what parameters to put in... any help at this stage would be greatly appreciated... thank you in advance
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Have you tried using a batch file to make sure that your DTS package has access to the files that the EXE is trying to use? It may be that the user id that SQL Server is running the xp_cmdshell under doesn't have rights to the directory where the input files are located.

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Jeff,
Cheers but I have no idea about writing batch files for this kind of thing, though have asked the company who made the exe... had started thinking about that road, but was hoping (as I have no idea about writing batch files!) that there would be a much simpler way forward... like keystroke 'X' means pause for input or something..?
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