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Specifies the data type of the column. This is a value from the DataType enumeration that determines the type of DTP_VARIANT structure stored in each cell of this column.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Wrapper
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.DTSRuntimeWrap (in microsoft.sqlserver.dtsruntimewrap.dll)

public struct DTP_VARIANT
public final class DTP_VARIANT extends ValueType
JScript suports the use of structures, but not the declaration of new ones.

This structure is used by the pipeline to determine column information. When a component calls the GetData method, the last parameter is the returned column data, in a DTP_VARIANT structure. The data union is the union of the different types supported by the pipeline, such as Long, String, wstring, decimal, numeric, and so on, and it contains the column data. The DataType is the datatype of the column data, and it tells which part of the union to use. The length specifies the length of the data in the union.

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms