DTS objects and properties
When using the Data Transformation Services (DTS) you often need to figure out which object and property is required. You will find the DTS model hierarchy described in the SQL Server 2000 Books Online. That resource also contains explanations of each object collection, property and method. This information will aid you in selecting the correct object as well as give you information on how to obtain that object.
You can also use the Script Debugger to put an ActiveXScript task into the debug mode. The debugger will show you local windows that should help you determine how each object's properties are used. You may also want to open the Object browser in DTS to view its information.
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This was first published in March 2002