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Posted - 10/03/2012 :  16:45:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to extract a part of data into a temp table on a different database on a separate SQL server. Here's the query for that:

SELECT [DB1].[dbo].T1 .Col1, [DB1].[dbo].T2 .Col1, [DB1].[dbo].T1 .Col2, [DB1].[dbo].T2.Col2
INTO [DB2].dbo.DB2
FROM [DB1].[dbo].T1 

It's not recognizing DB2 here. When I run this query under SQL Server Management Studio, it gives an error:

Database 'DB2' does not exist.

If I comment out the line2 in above query, it compiles and works fine.

Any idea on how to fix this problem?

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Posted - 10/03/2012 :  16:52:00  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You need to have a linked server to the other server. How would SQL know what server you are talking about?

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Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 10/03/2012 :  17:28:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
see this to understand what all you need to do to add a linked server

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