In one of my DTS packages, I import data from excel. The data format in excel is text, but actually contains numeric fields like ... 49414.74, 16153.24, 54554.64 etc... and some text data like NIL, NOSTATUS etc... When i import this from Excel to SQL server tables, only those numeric values go into the tables and the text data is going as null. when i checked the source of the workflow, there are null values for text data. i thought the driver could be the problem and so i tried creating a new package with another excel sheet and same set of values (only this column) and it worked fine. can anyone please help me solve this issue??? Thanks, Ram "It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."