Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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Working Linked Server Query fails in sp_send_dbmail

Take the following example: EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail @recipients = 'me@whatever.co.uk' , @query = 'SELECT TOP 10 * FROM LINKEDSERVERA.DATABASE.dbo.TABLE' , @attach_query_result_as_file = N'True' ...
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Pull Access schema into a SQL Server table

We had an assembly that used to pull a list of tables and their columns from an Access database and place the listing into a SQL Server table for later use. For various reasons the assembly is no ...
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Msg 7391, Distributed Transactions (DTC) on SQL Server

This may be DBA related or developer related, I honestly don't know. I have two Database servers: A: SQL Server 2005 (Trigger that uses DBMail on Server B) B: SQL Server 2008 R2 (DBMail configured) ...
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Cannot fetch the rowset from OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI” for linked server X

I am getting this error while doing concurrent read from same table through linked server. Time out setting is alright. When this error happens, I also start getting the following error for the same ...
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Query data from multiple linked remote databases

Using SQL Server 2005 databases and SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I need to query a single value from each of n linked databases at a regular interval. The servers are physically remote and I can ...
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Insert to SQL Azure through Linked Server very slow

I have a table on SQL Asure server with no indexes except clustered. And I insert into this table small amount of data just about 1000 rows and it takes more than 4 minutes. Although, when I do it ...
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How can I query a remote server using a local function?

I am querying a remote server for which I only have read permissions. I set up a local server with a UDF (since I cannot create one on the remote) that I would like to utilize for the query. When I ...
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Add linked server from SQL Server 11.0.5058 to SQL Server 10.50.4000 [closed]

I tried to add a linked server running on SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.4000) from SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058). I keep getting this error: The linked server has been created but failed a connection ...
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Stored Procedure against Linked Server

We have an AX server that we would like a group of users to be able to retrieve data from but limit their access to just the data needed. Normally this could be done with a stored procedure and give ...
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Linked Server to Mirrored Database Fails

I've setup up a mirrored database on two servers Server1 and Server 2. On Server3, I'm trying to setup a linked server that will work regardless of which server has the active database. I'm using ...
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Which reporting method has better performance, using linked server or using lookup in SSRS?

I've been using the new lookup function in Reporting Services 2008 R2 when using different servers where I don't have the option of a linked server. However, the DBA just created the a link to that ...
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SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 linked server issue

Here's my scenario: I've got a linked server going from a SQL Server 2000 machine to a SQL Server 2008 machine. To aid in moving databases with a minimum of config changes, most of our connections ...
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Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases. That is working as a charm. Now my server is filling up with SSAS backups and I would like to delete the backup files that are older than 2 days. to ...
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Fix Linked Server Without Restarting SQL Server Instance

Problem: Occasionally a nightly job will fail, and when I look into it, it is the result of a query across a linked server failing. But for some reason that query seems to remain 'open' in some way ...
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Getting error when trying to use OPENQUERY Msg 7321, Level 16, State 2, Line 1

When I run this query: SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY([XXX], 'SELECT * FROM Database.Table WHERE (MBCONO=650) AND MBCUNO LIKE a%' ) I get the error: ...
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Replacing the MS-Acccess frontend for accessing linked tables with SQL Server?

Is it possible to use SQL Server / SQL Server Management Studio to do queries across linked tables the way that you would do them in MS-Access? The MS-Access front-end is frustrating and time ...
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Linked servers: Transaction context in use by another session

I'm using linked servers to perform some queries in a distributed transaction. It doesn't work in a distributed transaction. I get the following error: Transaction context in use by another ...
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ODBC Connection As Clustered Resource

First step in a long process of creating a Linked Server to an Informix database on a Sql 2008 (Win 2003 x64) cluster. I was wondering how to go about creating an ODBC connection as a clustered ...
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Access Linked Server error “The provider did not give any information about the error.”

A little information. I'm running SQL SERVER 2008 R2 64bit. I have Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider installed. On my production server I've setup a linked server to the access db using the provider ...
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How to UPDATE/DELETE/INSERT with Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 as Linked Server in SQL Server 2012?

I need to update an Access 2003 database from SQL Server 2012 with the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider. As an administrator, everything works great. I can do Select, Insert, Update and Delete ...
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SQL Server Linked Server error and Query Problem

I am having two servers running SQL2000 and SQL2005. There is a database A,B in SQL2000. Similarly i have the same in A,B in SQL2005. A,B are name of the database. I have a linked server pointing ...
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How can I query data from a linked server, and pass it parameters to filter by?

I have a really big query that needs to be run on multiple databases, and the results appended to a temp table and returned. The basic syntax looks something like this: INSERT INTO #tmpTable (Id, ...
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Pervasive linked server provider missing

I am having the same problem as this question. I installed Pervasive v11 (which does have 64bit ODBC drivers) and I still do not see Pervasive listed as a provider when trying to create a linked ...
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Sql Server 2008 x64 ODBC Linked Server to Oracle Not Working

I have an install of Sql Server 2008 x64, installed on two boxes. One is a Win 7 x64 workstation (Sql Server 2008 x64 SP2 developer edition), the other is a Windows Server 2003 x64 (Sql Server 2008 ...
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Query intermittently fails with “The multi-part identifier could not be bound”

I've got Schrodinger's query here; you can run it once successfully, then 5 times in a row, and it works fine. Change anything in the query, even whitespace, run it again, and it might stop working ...
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Correct SQL Server linked server connection settings to MySQL that will allow inserts

I'm in linked server hell! I've created a linked server to a remote MySQL database. I'm able to query and do updates. However when I attempt an insert I get an error: "[MySQL][ODBC 5.1 ...
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Can't create linked server SQL Server 2005

I'm new to doing linked server and I have this error. "The linked server has been created but failed a connection" On the same virtual machine I have two SQL Server instances one 2000 ...
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Performance Implications of Explicit Collation Conversions across Linked Servers

I locally host host databases from two vendors on two different SQL instances, but on the same network. These servers frequently communicate with each other (through joins and whatnot), so we have ...
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Linked Server Login Timeout but SqlCmd works

I've got a SQL 2005 SP4 server that connects to a 2008 SP3 instance via linked servers using the SQL Server server type. Every once in a while, one of those linked servers will start throwing login ...
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MySQL - run SELECT statement on another server without defining the table structure

In MySQL I can query information on another server using federated tables, as long as I've defined the same table structure locally. In MS SQL Server, however, I can run any SQL statement against a ...
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Linked server issue

I made a linked server between two sql server instances. The remote one I have very little control over. When I try a query I get this: Cannot obtain the schema rowset "DBSCHEMA_TABLES_INFO" for ...
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“Linked server does not contain table” error when using VFPOLEDB provider linked server

I am receiving the below error when attempting to run any queries via a linked server in SQL Server 2008 R2 using the Visual Fox Prox OLE DB Provider v9.0.0.3504. I am attempting this as I need to ...
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Is it possible in a view to reference a linked server implicitly rather than explicitly?

I'm using views and stored procedures that reference a linked server: SELECT Id, Name FROM [LinkedServer].Database.dbo.FooView I would like to hide the [LinkedServer].Database or at least the ...
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List Active Directory Users

My boss sent to request me that: I want to a SQL query, that lists all domain users of a specific group. I began to search query. I found several solutions using Linked Server. EXEC ...
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sp_testlinkedserver output verbose

I've built a script/Agent job that goes and polls our linked servers every 10 minutes to make sure they are online. Now, when one goes offline, It generates an email and notifies me. See below: ...
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Find old linked servers on a restored copy of master/msdb db

We moved our dbs to a new server and the drives on the old server are still available, but the SQL service is offline and cannot be started. I want to find the linked servers that were registered on ...
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Creating a Linked Server that Points to Itself

I am attempting to create a linked server on SQL Server 2014 instance servername\instancename using the following call: EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'servername\instancename', ...
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Remote linked servers

I have a SQL Server 2008R2, and I want to connect remotely to a SQL Server 2012SP1, for which I am given: IP: 12.34.56.78 Login: john Password: pw1 Database: TESTDB Table: test_table The remote ...
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Linked Server Has Run Out Of Memory

So I have a stored procedure that calls an AS400 Linked server. Now, the stored procedure will execute successfully. However, it is used in a SQL Agent Job and each time the job runs, it gives the ...
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Get statistics of open connection to linked servers

How can I get information about connections from my MS SQL 2008 server to linked servers (actually it's an Oracle db)? Things like number of currently open connections, and history of opened and ...
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Joins between linked servers are dangerous, so can we just load the data into a local table before doing the join?

I was just reading the following article which states that it's a worst practice to do JOINs between two linked servers. The only alternative I can see is to get the necessary data from both linked ...
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How do I specify a linked server to a remote database over tcp/ip?

I have a remote database running on an IAAS provider and I need to be able to execute joined queries from my local workstation. I am having trouble because when I attempt to create the link it is ...
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Replication and linked server security

I have three servers: P1, A1, and R1. P1 and A1 are production oltp servers. On each there are two databases that are being replicated down to R1 for olap (mostly SSRS reports). I am working on ...
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How do I delete rows from a table on a linked server

I need to delete rows from a table in several databases on several servers with the same schema. OPENROWSET() does not seem to be the answer. If I do this: SET @sqlStr = ' SELECT TOP 0 * FROM ...
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SQL Server - Linked Server - Using OPENROWSET with windows integrated security

I have seen many articles regarding OPENROWSET using integrated security (Windows Authentication), but I could not make it work for me. It is working fine using SQL Server authentication: select * ...
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Possible to use a Trigger as failsafe for insert in two databases?

(This is for a project on MSSQL 2008R2 Server) I have been tasked with splitting a table into an internal (same db as before) and an external one (different server). Currently the idea is to read ...
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Security implications disabling promotion of distributed transaction for linked server

I've a a linked server and I need to run the following statement: INSERT INTO...EXEC linkedserver.sp @parameter Both servers SQL Server 2008R2 SP1. Once I run it I get this error: Msg 7391, ...
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Help with SQL Server Error “ad Hoc access to OLE DB Provider 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0'”

So we have an interesting issue where users are receiving the following error when attempting to query a view in SQL Server 2008 R2: Msg 7415, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Ad hoc access to OLE DB ...
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Is it dangerous to use Linked Server? (SQL Server 2008)

I wonder what are the security risks in using Linked Server.
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Linked Server - login trying to access database that is not default

Trying to create a linked server from server A (2005) to B (2008 R2). Everything worked when created. The login on server B was mapped to two databases: DataBase1 and Database2. Database1 was the ...