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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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ActiveX Transformations

Earlier, I mentioned that DTS provides several mechanisms for employing ActiveX script code to enhance package functionality. One of the ways you can use ActiveX code to enhance the functionality of a DTS package is through ActiveX transformations. ActiveX transformations give you complete control over the mapping of source columns to destination columns in a data transformation. You can concatenate multiple source columns into a single destination column, and you can break a single source column into multiple destination columns. You can assign a destination column using no source columns at all (usually the source data comes from global variables or lookups in this scenario); you can transform a source column without ...

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