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Posted - 2000-09-04 : 11:52:55
GianMarco writes "I need to make a view that includes external data in different DB (still sql, on the same server). How can I do it? In acces I can link external table and then create my query but in Sql?"

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Posted - 2003-11-23 : 23:53:07
Any idea on how to use JOIN between tables from two different databases? The databases are on the same server. I tried to follow this syntax, but I couldn't get it to work.

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Posted - 2003-11-24 : 00:50:22
Did you follow the syntax correctly using a three part name?

SELECT a.col1, b.col2 FROM
database1..tablea a INNER JOIN database2..tableb b
ON a.col3 = b.col3

Also, the user must have select permissions on both tables, which also means the user must exist in both databases.


Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
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