Monday, July 13, 2009

ORA-00911 when writing a query for SSIS

Coming from the Oracle world, I'm in the habit of putting a semicolon at the end of all of my SQL queries. Not a good idea when you're writing an Oracle query for import/export in SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services). The problem is that SSIS takes care of that for you, and you'll get an entirely unhelpful "ORA-00911: invalid character" error message. Just remove that final semicolon, and you should be in OK shape.


  1. 4 years down the track...this is still useful! thank you :) I was trying to setup an Exectue SQL Task, which ran two simple statements. It inserted data into an Oracle table and then returned a Single Row result set - so two queries. The (natural) Commit and Semi Colon in between the two statements seemed to be causing the issue. I am now using two separate Execute SQL Tasks to do the separate queries. Thanks!

  2. 3 years later, and still helpful.

  3. Short, to the point...and still useful.

  4. Omitting last SemiColon doesent work!


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