Using temp tables (select INTO) and dtsx packages

Naomi 7,361 Reputation points

Hi everybody,

I'm getting plagued by this error again and again and I'm trying to figure out if there is some sort of nice solution which would not require touching the package and yet would allow me to use temp table created on the fly.

Say, I have a stored procedure that returns result using

select col1 + 'separator' + col2 + ... as FinalExtract from some very complex query

There are lots and lots of columns concatenated and in addition most of them are wrapped into a scalar UDF which removes bad characters (so these queries take hours to finally return the results).

I'm attempting to optimize the performanace and I'm using select my columns into #tempResult, select distinct something into #tempResult1 from #tempResult and then my final output. I tried adding select cast(... as varchar(500)) as Extract from #tempResult1, but it doesn't help. I don't want to change the package otherwise I would use WITH RESULTSETS clause (probably).

This is the error text:

DTS_E_OLEDBERROR. An OLE DB error has occurred. Error code: 0x80004005.
An OLE DB record is available. Source: "Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 11.0" Hresult: 0x80004005 Description: "The metadata could not be determined because statement 'SELECT
column names
,' in procedure 'procedure name' uses a temp table.".

Any clever solutions here besides trying to switch back to using cte instead of temp table?

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 32,401 Reputation points

    Hi @Naomi ,

    I'm afraid that this is the cleverest way to resolve the issue and you need to edit the other packages manually.



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  2. Naomi 7,361 Reputation points

    I decided to bite the bullet and change the package to use WITH RESULT SETS () option. Testing it now.