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Posting Yak Master

183 Posts

Posted - 2007-08-01 : 15:58:20

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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Almighty SQL Goddess

38200 Posts

Posted - 2007-08-01 : 16:09:20
I wouldn't say it's a bad practice.

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Master Smack Fu Yak Hacker

3575 Posts

Posted - 2007-08-01 : 18:25:38
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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