dtsrun Utility

dtsrun Utility

SQL Server 2000

  New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.

The dtsrun utility executes a package created using Data Transformation Services (DTS). The DTS package can be stored in the Microsoft® SQL Server™ msdb database, a COM-structured storage file, or SQL Server Meta Data Services.


[/?] |
        /[~]S server_name[\instance_name]
        { {/[~]U user_name [/[~]P password]} | /E }
        {/[~]N package_name }
        | {/[~]G package_guid_string}
        | {/[~]V package_version_guid_string}
    [/[~]M package_password]
    [/[~]F filename]
    [/[~]R repository_database_name]
    [/A global_variable_name:typeid=value]
    [/L log_file_name]
    [/W NT_event_log_completion_status]
    [/Z] [/!X] [/!D] [/!Y] [/!C]



Displays the command prompt options.


Specifies that the parameter to follow is hexadecimal text representing the encrypted value of the parameter. Can be used with the /S, /U, /P, /N, /G, /V, /M, /F, and /R options. Using encrypted values increases the security of the command used to execute the DTS package because the server name, password, and so on, are not visible. Use /!Y to determine the encrypted command.

/S server_name[\instance_name]

Specifies the instance of SQL Server to connect to. Specify server_name to connect to the default instance of SQL Server on that server. Specify server_name\instance_name to connect to a named instance of SQL Server 2000 on that server.

/U user_name

Is a login ID used to connect to an instance of SQL Server.

/P password

Is a user-specified password used with a login ID.


Specifies a trusted connection (password not required).

/N package_name

Is the name of a DTS package assigned when the package was created.

/G package_guid_string

Is the package ID assigned to the DTS package when it was created. The package ID is a GUID.

/V package_version_guid_string

Is the version ID assigned to the DTS package when it was first saved or executed. A new version ID is assigned to the DTS package each time it is modified. The version ID is a GUID.

/M package_password

Is an optional password assigned to the DTS package when it was created.

/F filename

Is the name of a structured storage file containing DTS packages. If server_name is also specified, the DTS package retrieved from SQL Server is executed and that package is added to the structured storage engine.

/R repository_database_name

Is the name of the repository database containing DTS packages. If no name is specified, the default database name is used.

/A global_variable_name:typeid=value

Specifies a package global variable, where typeid = type identifier for the data type of the global variable. The entire argument string can be quoted. This argument can be repeated to specify multiple global variables. See the Remarks section for the different available type identifiers available with global variables.

To set global variables with this command switch, you must have either Owner permission for the package or the package must have been saved without DTS password protection enabled. If you do not have Owner permission, you can specify global variables, but the values used will be those set in the package, not those specified with the /A command switch.

/L log_file_name:

Specifies the name of the package log file.

/W Windows_Event_Log

Specifies whether or not to write the completion status of the package execution to the Windows Application Log. Specify True or False.


Indicates that the command line for dtsrun is encrypted using SQL Server 2000 encryption.


Blocks execution of the selected DTS package. Use this command parameter when you want to create an encrypted command line without executing the DTS package.


Deletes the DTS package from an instance of SQL Server. The package is not executed. It is not possible to delete a specific DTS package from a structured storage file. The entire file needs to be overwritten using the /F and /S options.


Displays the encrypted command used to execute the DTS package without executing it.


Copies the command used to execute the DTS package to the Microsoft Windows® clipboard. This option can also be used in conjunction with /!X and /!Y.

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