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sqldba20
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Posted - 08/01/2007 :  15:58:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Folks:

Is it a Good practice to use JOINS over a Linked Server? If Not, what is the alternative so that I can make use of Linked server and get the required data?


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tkizer
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Posted - 08/01/2007 :  16:09:20  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't say it's a bad practice.

Tara Kizer
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eyechart
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Posted - 08/01/2007 :  18:25:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it all depends.

a join to a linked server could slow your query down quite a bit. An alternative would be to replicate that table from the remote host to your local system. There are obvious downsides to that solution also.



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