Integration Services is a beautiful high-speed engine. If BizTalk were that fast processing flat files... but I digress. There's a little thing that's missing in SSIS which bugs me. There's no try-catch concept in SSIS. I realize that enabling such functionality would cut into its awesome speed, but the Failure path doesn't kick in when a task fails in an Expression, so my subsequent exception handling after the failure doesn't get kicked off. Doh! Perhaps just letting the engine continue on to an already configured Failure path in Katmai would be the way to go, instead of just aborting the execution? I haven't experimented with increasing the allowed error count, so maybe that will give me what I want. (Now, I'm not holding my breath. How many years did it take us to get try-catch into T-SQL? Heh.) Anyway, I'm just spouting off while my test suite runs its ten-minute package hierarchy. No answers here, just questions. Move along. Nothing to see here. Move along.