The File Extensions Database


.DTSCONFIG File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .DTSCONFIG file?

.DTSCONFIG is SSIS Package Configuration File

A DTSCONFIG file is an XML configuration file used to apply property values to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages. The file contains one or more package configurations that consist of metadata such as the server name, database names, and other connection properties to configure SSIS packages.

The DTSCONFIG file is used to update the values of package properties and package objects at run time. the file is designed to provide flexibility when working with SSIS packages and are especially helpful when deploying packages to different environments as they allow values, such as server and database names, to be easily changed.

The DTSCONFIG file is made up of various elements. The DTSConfigurationHeading element stores the attributes and their values that define when and how the file is generated. The DTSCONFIG file also includes a Configuration element for each package configuration, which contains attributes and their values that are necessary to determine which property is being referenced. Each Configuration element has a ConfiguredValue element that features the property's actual value.

SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) application. SSIS packages are used to automate extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) operations to and from a database.

NOTE: DTSCONFIG files often contain sensitive information, therefore, access to the location of the files should be restricted.

Common DTSCONFIG Filenames

DataTransferConfig.dtsConfig - A configuration file that contains name-value pairs that update the properties in packages to specify the location of the data and log files used by the package.

LoadXMLData.dtsConfig - Another configuration file that contains name-value pairs that update the properties in packages to specify the location of the data and log files used by the package.

Programs that open SSIS Package Configuration File
Windows
Microsoft SQL Server 2016

How to solve problems with DTSCONFIG files

  • Associate the DTSCONFIG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DTSCONFIG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DTSCONFIG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DTSCONFIG file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DTSCONFIG is SSIS Package Configuration File. Because only the current version supports the latest DTSCONFIG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .DTSCONFIG is SSIS Package Configuration File update.
  • To make sure that your DTSCONFIG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.