Dataflow unused columns should be highlighed in BIDS - by MarkGStacey

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 553088 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 4/21/2010 1:13:52 PM
Access Restriction Public


In SSIS, the unused columns warnings only show up when running the package. It would be much preferable to see these warnings at a column level when editing the data flow. The reason for them being unused is often a bug later in the dataflow rather than simply extra columns, and this level of reporting would expedite development.
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Posted by Microsoft on 6/10/2011 at 3:57 PM
Thank you for contacting us. After analyzing this issue and prioritizing it in the context of our current development plans, we have found regretfully that it does not meet the bar to be included in an upcoming product release. If you feel that you could provide us with more data to change that judgment, we welcome any further information. Your feedback continues to be invaluable to us and we take all your communication seriously. Please continue to contact us with any questions, suggestions and issues as they arise.

     The SSIS Team
Posted by Valentino Vranken on 3/25/2011 at 1:13 PM
Come on people, vote this item up! It would really speed up package performance (because not everyone removes the warnings) and improve development!
Posted by Rafael Salas on 3/11/2011 at 1:32 PM
This will be a great addition
Posted by Dustin Ryan on 4/22/2010 at 5:16 AM
There's no telling how much time I would have saved (tons I'm sure) were this feature in BIDS!
Posted by Jamie Thomson on 4/21/2010 at 1:22 PM
Great idea, and such a simple addition surely?