You may run into a case where working with old data can cause issues downstream. Now, you can use ActiveX to check the age of a file before proceeding. The code assumes that you have already assigned the file location elsewhere in the DTS Package. The code also assumes that you want to raise an error if the file is older than 24 hours.
Here is the code:
Option Explicit Function Main() Dim oFSO, oConn, sFileName, oFile ' Get the filename from my Text File connection called "Text File (Source)" ' There are other ways to do this, of course. Set oConn = DTSGlobalVariables.Parent.Connections("Text File (Source)") sFilename = oConn.DataSource Set oConn = Nothing Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' Check File Exists first If Not oFSO.FileExists(sFilename) Then ' Return Error Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure Else ' Get file object Set oFile = oFSO.GetFile(sFilename) ' Check age of file is less than 24 hours If DateDiff("h", oFile.DateLastModified, Now) >= 24 Then ' Return Error Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure Else ' Return Success Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success End If End If Set oFile = Nothing Set oFSO = Nothing End Function
You now know if the file is older than 24 hours ago.