FileSystemTask.OverwriteDestinationFile Property

Gets or sets a Boolean that indicates whether the task will overwrite destination files.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.FileSystemTask
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.FileSystemTask (in microsoft.sqlserver.filesystemtask.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Property OverwriteDestinationFile As Boolean
public bool OverwriteDestinationFile { get; set; }
public:
virtual property bool OverwriteDestinationFile {
    bool get () sealed;
    void set (bool value) sealed;
}
/** @property */
public final boolean get_OverwriteDestinationFile ()

/** @property */
public final void set_OverwriteDestinationFile (boolean value)
public final function get OverwriteDestinationFile () : boolean

public final function set OverwriteDestinationFile (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the task will overwrite destination files; false otherwise.

Example

The following code example creates a FileSystemTask as an Executable in a package. The FileSystemTask copies a test folder, which contains two subfolders and a .txt file, to another folder. The sample does not overwrite any files at the destination, so OverwriteDestinationFile is set to false.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.FileSystemTask;

namespace FileSystemTask_API
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            String sourceDir = @"C:\TestFolder";
            String destDir = @"C:\MyNewTestFolder";

            Package pkg = new Package();
            Executable exec1 = pkg.Executables.Add("STOCK:FileSystemTask");
            TaskHost th = exec1 as TaskHost;
            
            // Show how to set properties using the TaskHost Properties.
            // Set the properties to copy an existing folder, which contains two subfolders
            // and a .txt file, to another existing folder on the C:\ drive.

            // The source or destination files are not in a variable, so set 
            // IsSourcePathVariable and IsDestinationPathVariable to false.
            th.Properties["IsSourcePathVariable"].SetValue(th, false);
            th.Properties["IsDestinationPathVariable"].SetValue(th, false);

            // Create the File connection manager for the source.
            ConnectionManager cm = pkg.Connections.Add("FILE");
            cm.Name = "The FILE connection manager";
            cm.ConnectionString = sourceDir;
            cm.Properties["FileUsageType"].SetValue(cm, DTSFileConnectionUsageType.FolderExists);

            // Create the File connection manager for the destination.
            ConnectionManager cmdest = pkg.Connections.Add("FILE");
            cmdest.Name = "The destination FILE connection manager";
            cmdest.ConnectionString = destDir;
            cmdest.Properties["FileUsageType"].SetValue(cmdest, DTSFileConnectionUsageType.FolderExists);

            // Set the source property and destination properties
            // for the task.
            th.Properties["Source"].SetValue(th, cm.Name);
            th.Properties["Destination"].SetValue(th, cmdest.Name);

            // The operation to perform is to copy all the files and
             // subfolders in a folder.
            // Do not overwrite the destination information 
            // if it exists.
            th.Properties["Operation"].SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemOperation.CopyDirectory);
            th.Properties["OperationName"].SetValue(th, "Copy TestFolder");
            th.Properties["OverwriteDestinationFile"].SetValue(th, false);

            // Set the attribute of the folder to be read-only.
            th.Properties["Attributes"].SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemAttributes.ReadOnly);
            // Multiple attributes can be set. The next line of code,
            // commented out, shows how to do that.
            //th.Properties["Attributes"].SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemAttributes.ReadOnly | DTSFileSystemAttributes.Hidden);

            // Run the task and copy the folder.
            DTSExecResult result = pkg.Execute();
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.FileSystemTask
 
Namespace FileSystemTask_API
    Class Program
        Shared  Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            Dim sourceDir As String =  "C:\TestFolder" 
            Dim destDir As String =  "C:\MyNewTestFolder" 
 
            Dim pkg As Package =  New Package() 
            Dim exec1 As Executable =  pkg.Executables.Add("STOCK:FileSystemTask") 
            Dim th As TaskHost =  exec1 as TaskHost 
 
            ' Show how to set properties using the TaskHost Properties.
            ' Set the properties to copy an existing folder, which contains two subfolders
            ' and a .txt file, to another existing folder on the C:\ drive.
 
            ' The source or destination files are not in a variable, so set 
            ' IsSourcePathVariable and IsDestinationPathVariable to false.
            th.Properties("IsSourcePathVariable").SetValue(th, False)
            th.Properties("IsDestinationPathVariable").SetValue(th, False)
 
            ' Create the File connection manager for the source.
            Dim cm As ConnectionManager =  pkg.Connections.Add("FILE") 
            cm.Name = "The FILE connection manager"
            cm.ConnectionString = sourceDir
            cm.Properties("FileUsageType").SetValue(cm, DTSFileConnectionUsageType.FolderExists)
 
            ' Create the File connection manager for the destination.
            Dim cmdest As ConnectionManager =  pkg.Connections.Add("FILE") 
            cmdest.Name = "The destination FILE connection manager"
            cmdest.ConnectionString = destDir
            cmdest.Properties("FileUsageType").SetValue(cmdest, DTSFileConnectionUsageType.FolderExists)
 
            ' Set the source property and destination properties
            ' for the task.
            th.Properties("Source").SetValue(th, cm.Name)
            th.Properties("Destination").SetValue(th, cmdest.Name)
 
            ' The operation to perform is to copy all the files and
             ' subfolders in a folder.
            ' Do not overwrite the destination information 
            ' if it exists.
            th.Properties("Operation").SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemOperation.CopyDirectory)
            th.Properties("OperationName").SetValue(th, "Copy TestFolder")
            th.Properties("OverwriteDestinationFile").SetValue(th, False)
 
            ' Set the attribute of the folder to be read-only.
            th.Properties("Attributes").SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemAttributes.ReadOnly)
            ' Multiple attributes can be set. The next line of code,
            ' commented out, shows how to do that.
            'th.Properties["Attributes"].SetValue(th, DTSFileSystemAttributes.ReadOnly | DTSFileSystemAttributes.Hidden);
 
            ' Run the task and copy the folder.
            Dim result As DTSExecResult =  pkg.Execute() 
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Thread Safety

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.

Platforms

Development Platforms

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

Target Platforms

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

See Also

Reference

FileSystemTask Class
FileSystemTask Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Tasks.FileSystemTask Namespace