ActiveX Script Task Editor (Script Page)

Use the Script page of the ActiveX Script Task Editor dialog box to select a scripting language and create a script for the ActiveX Script task.

To learn more about this task, see ActiveX Script Task.


The ActiveX Script task is provided only for purposes of backward compatibility with the deprecated component, Data Transformation Services (DTS). For more information, see Data Transformation Services (DTS).


Scripts can be the source of security vulnerabilities; they can invoke system functions without user knowledge or intervention, and may contain security credentials in plain text. Review the script for security issues before use.


  • Language
    Select the scripting language to use from the list. The list of languages varies depending on the scripting engines installed on the local computer.

  • Script
    Type a script, or click the browse button (…) and type a script in the ActiveX Script dialog box, or click Browse to locate the file that contains the script.


    Opening an external script file overwrites any existing code in the Script option.

  • EntryMethod
    Specify the name of the method that is the entry point in the script. This method is called from the ActiveX Script task when the task is run.

  • Browse
    Locate the file that contains the script to use. When you click the file, the script is written to the Script option.

  • Save
    Save the script to a file.

  • Parse
    Check the syntax of the script using the syntax checker for the script language specified in the Language option.