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DTS package designed to overwrite extract.xls

I have a DTS package that produces an output file called extract.xls. Every time the package runs, the output is appended to the extract.xls file. How can I design the DTS package to overwrite or delete the extract.xls file, before the output is produced?

I have a DTS package that produces an output file called extract.xls. Every time the package runs, the output is appended to the extract.xls file. How can I design the DTS package to overwrite or delete the extract.xls file, before the output is produced?
You can easily delete a file using a script command. See the following example at www.sqldts.com.

You may consider creating a very simple script task that performs the delete. Then have your DTS package flow move...

to the data pump section when the delete succeeds.

This was last published in February 2007

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