File Connection Manager Editor

Use the File Connection Manager Editor dialog box to specify the properties used to connect to a file or a folder.


You can set the ConnectionString property for the File connection manager by specifying an expression in the Properties window of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). However, to avoid a validation error when you use an expression to specify the file or folder, in the File Connection Manager Editor, for File/Folder, add a file or folder path.

To learn more about the File connection manager, see File Connection Manager.


Usage Type
Specify whether the File Connection Manager connects to an existing file or folder or creates a new file or folder.

Value Description
Create file Create a new file at run time.
Existing file Use an existing file.
Create folder Create a new folder at run time.
Existing folder Use an existing folder.

File / Folder
If File, specify the file to use.

If Folder, specify the folder to use.

Select the file or folder by using the Select File or Browse for Folder dialog box.

See Also

Integration Services Error and Message Reference