Raw File Destination Editor (Columns Page)

Use the Raw File Destination Editor to configure the Raw File destination to write raw data to a file.

  1. Add the Raw File destination to an Integration Services package, in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  2. Right-click the component and then click Edit.

Access mode

Select how the file name is specified. Select File name to enter the file name and path directly, of File name from variable to specify a variable that contains the file name.

File name or Variable name

Enter the name and path of the raw file, or select the variable that contains the file name.

Write option

Select the method used to create and write to the file.

Generate initial raw file

Click the button to generate an empty raw file that contains only the columns (metadata-only file), without having to run the package. You can point the Raw File source to the metadata-only file.

When you click the button, a list of the columns appears. You can click cancel and modify the columns or click OK to proceed with creating the file.

Available Input Columns

Select one or more input columns to write to the raw file.

Input Column

An input column is automatically added to this table when you select it under Available Input Columns, or you can select the input column directly in this table.

Output Alias

Specify an alternate name to use for the output column.