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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 11/08/2012 :  14:41:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All.

I would like to retrieve data from database of other server. If is it possible how to do? For instance, I would like to take data from server database ASdb and table Customers. I tried like

Select *
from [].ASdb.Customers

When I run that select I got error message:
Could not find server '' in sys.servers. Verify that the correct server name was specified. If necessary, execute the stored procedure sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sys.servers.


Edited by - eugz on 11/08/2012 15:40:45

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Posted - 11/08/2012 :  16:09:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You need to link the remote server - see here for a description

You can use the following queries to find the linked servers and the logins:
SELECT * FROM sys.servers 
SELECT * FROM sys.linked_logins
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Posted - 11/17/2012 :  04:47:29  Show Profile  Send madhivanan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Have you tried this?

Select *
from [].ASdb.user_name.Customers


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