Data Conversion Transformation Editor

Use the Data Conversion Transformation Editor dialog box to select the columns to convert, select the data type to which the column is converted, and set conversion attributes.


The FastParse property of the output columns of the Data Conversion transformation is not available in the Data Conversion Transformation Editor, but can be set by using the Advanced Editor. For more information on this property, see the Data Conversion Transformation section of Transformation Custom Properties.

To learn more about the Data Conversion transformation, see Data Conversion Transformation.


  • Available Input Columns
    Select columns to convert by using the check boxes. Your selections add input columns to the table below.
  • Input Column
    Select columns to convert from the list of available input columns. Your selections are reflected in the check box selections above.
  • Output Alias
    Type an alias for each new column. The default is Copy of followed by the input column name; however, you can choose any unique, descriptive name.
  • Length
    Set the column length for string data.
  • Precision
    Set the precision for numeric data.
  • Scale
    Set the scale for numeric data.
  • Code page
    Select the appropriate code page for columns of type DT_STR.
  • Configure error output
    Specify how to handle row-level errors by using the Configure Error Output dialog box.

See Also

Other Resources

Integration Services Error and Message Reference
How to: Convert Data to a Different Data Type Using the Data Conversion Transformation

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance

Change History

Release History

5 December 2005

New content:
  • Added Note about use of the Advanced Editor.