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Cannot Export SQL 2008 Table to Excel 2010

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I'm trying to use SSIS in Visual Studio 2008 to export a table to Excel 2010 and get the following error:


The table cannot be created. (Microsoft Visual Studio)


Syntax error in field definition. (Microsoft Office Access Database Engine)

Program Location:

   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteCommandTextErrorHandling(OleDbHResult hr)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteCommandTextForSingleResult(tagDBPARAMS dbParams, Object& executeResult)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteCommandText(Object& executeResult)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteCommand(CommandBehavior behavior, Object& executeResult)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteReaderInternal(CommandBehavior behavior, String method)
   at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Design.PipelineUtils.ExecuteSqlStatement(ConnectionManager connectionManager, String sqlStatement, IServiceProvider serviceProvider, Boolean getReader)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Design.DtsTableCreator.okButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)

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