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Posted Feb 23, 2004

DTS Servers and Schedulers for MS SQL - Page 2

By Muthusamy Anantha Kumar aka The MAK

Indicator File

It is always advisable to create a small indicator file whenever a DTS package completes. In order to do that, we are going to add a small ActiveX script as the last step in the DTS package as shown below. If the DTS package fails in the middle, the indicator file will not be created.

ActiveX Script

Copy and paste the below ActiveX script code in the ActiveX task window. Make sure you change the values of "sFile" variable to suit your environment. This code will create the indicator file on a specified folder.

'  Visual Basic ActiveX Script
Function Main()
    dim oFSO
    dim x
    dim sFile
    sFile = "C:\MyDTS\MyDTSindicator.txt"
    set oFSO = CreateObject
    set x = oFSO.CreateTextFile(sFile)
    Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success

End Function

Save package

Save the DTS package as Structure Storage File as shown below:

Batch File

It is a usual practice to put all the batch processing instructions in a batch file and execute the batch file from scheduler. Copy and paste the below code and save it as a batch file: C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.bat.

ECHO ------------Execution of  MyDTS.Dts started

ECHo DTS_FA_Gaurantee >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log
Date/t >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log
time/t >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\dtsrun.exe" -F"c:\MyDTS\DTS_FA_Gaurantee.dts" >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log
Date/t >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log
time/t >> C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log

ECHO ------------Execution of  MyDTS.Dts completed

if not exist C:\MyDTS\MyDTSindicator.txt goto bad
exitcode 105

Create a job in Autosys by submitting the command shown below:

insert_job: MYDTSPackage1 job_type: c
owner: Myloginname@Domainname
permission: ge,gx
date_conditions: 1
days_of_week: mo, tu, we, th, fr
start_times: "06:05"
description: "Credit Advisor 20 day calendar"
alarm_if_fail: 1
machine: DTSServer.Americas.domain.com
max_exit_success: 0

Execute the Autosys Job:

sendevent -e FORCE_STARTJOB -J MyDTSPackage1 -P1

Check Status of job in AutoSys:

autorep -J MyDTSPackage1 d


autorep -J MyDTSPackage1 q

Check Log File

Open the file in C:\MyDTS\MyDTS.log using notepad. You can see all of the steps including date and time the job started and finished.

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