PipelineBuffer.DirectErrorRow Method (Int32, Int32, Int32)

Sends a PipelineBuffer row to an IDTSOutput100 whose IsErrorOut property is true.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.PipelineHost (in Microsoft.SqlServer.PipelineHost.dll)


Public Sub DirectErrorRow ( _
    outputID As Integer, _
    errorCode As Integer, _
    errorColumn As Integer _
Dim instance As PipelineBuffer
Dim outputID As Integer
Dim errorCode As Integer
Dim errorColumn As Integer

instance.DirectErrorRow(outputID, errorCode, _
public void DirectErrorRow(
    int outputID,
    int errorCode,
    int errorColumn
void DirectErrorRow(
    int outputID, 
    int errorCode, 
    int errorColumn
member DirectErrorRow : 
        outputID:int * 
        errorCode:int * 
        errorColumn:int -> unit 
public function DirectErrorRow(
    outputID : int, 
    errorCode : int, 
    errorColumn : int


  • errorCode
    Type: System.Int32
    The error number that occurred while processing the row.


This method is used by data flow components that have IDTSOutput100 objects with the IsErrorOut property set to true. It is called by the component when it encounters an error processing a buffer row, and when RD_RedirectRow is specified on the input, output, or column.


The following code example demonstrates how to direct a row in a buffer to a synchronous error output by using the DirectErrorRow method.

public override void ProcessInput(int inputID, PipelineBuffer buffer)
        IDTSInput100 input = ComponentMetaData.InputCollection.GetObjectByID(inputID);

        /// This code sample assumes the component has 2 outputs, one the default,
        /// the other the error output. If the errorOutputIndex returned from GetErrorOutputInfo
        /// is 0, then the default output is the second output in the collection.
        int defaultOutputID = -1;
        int errorOutputID = -1;
        int errorOutputIndex = -1;

        GetErrorOutputInfo(ref errorOutputID,ref errorOutputIndex);

        if (errorOutputIndex == 0)
            defaultOutputID = ComponentMetaData.OutputCollection[1].ID;
            defaultOutputID = ComponentMetaData.OutputCollection[0].ID;

        while (buffer.NextRow())
                /// TODO: Implement code to process the columns in the buffer row.

                /// Ideally, your code should detect potential exceptions prior to them occurring, rather
                /// than having a generic try/catch block such as this. 
                /// However, since the error or truncation implementation is specific to each component
                /// this sample focuses on actually directing the row, and not a single error or truncation.

                /// Unless an exception occurs, direct the row to the default 
                /// Yes. Has the user specified to redirect the row?
                if (input.ErrorRowDisposition == DTSRowDisposition.RD_RedirectRow)
                    /// Yes, direct the row to the error output.
                    /// TODO: Add code to include the errorColumnID
                    buffer.DirectErrorRow(errorOutputID, 0, errorColumnID);
                else if (input.ErrorRowDisposition == DTSRowDisposition.RD_FailComponent || input.ErrorRowDisposition == DTSRowDisposition.RD_NotUsed)
                    /// No, the user specified to fail the component, or the error row disposition was not set.
                    throw new Exception("An error occurred, and the DTSRowDisposition is either not set, or is set to fail component.");
                    /// No, the user specified to ignore the failure so 
                    /// direct the row to the default output.

Public  Overrides Sub ProcessInput(ByVal inputID As Integer, ByVal buffer As PipelineBuffer) 
   Dim input As IDTSInput100 = ComponentMetaData.InputCollection.GetObjectByID(inputID) 
   Dim defaultOutputID As Integer = -1 
   Dim errorOutputID As Integer = -1 
   Dim errorOutputIndex As Integer = -1 
   GetErrorOutputInfo(errorOutputID, errorOutputIndex) 
   If errorOutputIndex = 0 Then 
     defaultOutputID = ComponentMetaData.OutputCollection(1).ID 
     defaultOutputID = ComponentMetaData.OutputCollection(0).ID 
   End If 
   While buffer.NextRow 
       If input.ErrorRowDisposition = DTSRowDisposition.RD_RedirectRow Then 
         buffer.DirectErrorRow(errorOutputID, 0, errorColumnID) 
         If input.ErrorRowDisposition = DTSRowDisposition.RD_FailComponent OrElse input.ErrorRowDisposition = DTSRowDisposition.RD_NotUsed Then 
           Throw New Exception("An error occurred, and the DTSRowDisposition is either not set, or is set to fail component.") 
         End If 
       End If 
     End Try 
   End While 
End Sub