Supported SQL Server and SSIS Data Types for DQS Domains

There are many data types in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), but only four data types for DQS domains: Date, Decimal, Integer, and String. Not all SQL Server and SSIS data types are supported in DQS. You can map your source data to a DQS domain for performing data-quality activities only if the source data type is supported in DQS, and matches with the DQS domain data type. This topic provides information about the SQL Server and SSIS data types that are supported, and available for mapping to each of the four domain data types in DQS.

Note

In .xlsx and .xls files, the data type of the source column is determined by the most prevalent data type in the first eight rows. If a cell does not conform to that data type, it will be given a null value. Similarly, in .csv files, the data type of the source column is determined by the most prevalent data type in the first eight rows.

Supported SQL Server Data Types

The following table provides information about the SQL Server data types supported for each DQS domain data type:

DQS Domain Data Type Supported SQL Server Data Type
Date date
Decimal decimal

float

money

numeric

real

smallmoney
Integer bigint

int

smallint

tinyint
String char

nchar

nvarchar

varchar

Rest of the SQL Server data types are not supported in DQS. For information about all the SQL Server data types, see Data Types (Transact-SQL).

Supported SSIS Data Types

The following table provides information about the SSIS data types supported for each DQS domain data type:

DQS Domain Data Type Supported SSIS Data Type
Date DT_DATE
Decimal DT_DECIMAL

DT_NUMERIC

DT_R4

DT_R8
Integer DT_I1

DT_I2

DT_I4

DT_I8

DT_U1

DT_U2

DT_U4

DT_U8
String DT_STR

DT_WSTR

Rest of the SSIS data types are not supported in DQS. For information about all the SSIS data types, see Integration Services Data Types.

See Also

Managing a Domain