In a package I am developing, I am having an issue using a variable for the destination connection in the File System Task. I have done the following:

  • I dragged a new File System Task to the design surface.
  • I changed the IsDesinationPathVariable parameter to true

When I use the drop down arrow to select a variable, the editor closes. The same thing happens when I try and paste the variable name.

I have highlighted the drop down that causes the editor to close below: enter image description here

I am using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 to develop the package, build 11.0.50727.1. The SQL Server Integration Services Designer is version 11.0.3436.0.

  • I have a project parameter that has it's value set to Sensitive=True. When I change it to False, then the editor does not close.
    – tim_harkin
    Jan 6, 2017 at 19:37
  • Is the project parameter used as the DestinationVariable or is that just part of the repro?
    – billinkc
    Jan 9, 2017 at 14:33

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I've been having the same issue. I have managed to get around it by manually entering the variable I'm using in the "Destination" property on the Properties window for the File System Task. For instance, "User::DestFileName".

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