Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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Microsoft SQL server 2008 and linked servers

I'm designing a set of databases which might need to use each other's stored procedures or tables. The reason that I'm creating separate databases is that in the future I want to be able to move any ...
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Sql Server Linked Server

I have two sql server S1(2008) and S2(2005). S2 is added to S1 as linked server. S2 have a table Product. When I try to run the code select ProductID from Product I get the error: Location: ...
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Linked servers login failure: Impersonate works, Username/password fails

I'm trying to set up a linked server between 2 instances of Sql Server 2008 R2. The login works perfectly when I select the impersonate option. However when I try to use the remote user/password ...
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Sudden Query Performance Degradation On A Linked Server

I have an application that uses a view on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. This view actually queries a linked server (SQL Server 2008) that has replicated data from our main ERP database. Yesterday, we ...
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Where are queries against a linked server actually processed?

How is a query against a linked server processed? Does the linked server use its optimizer when it receives a query from a remote source? There are a few scenarios about which I'm wondering: Scenario ...
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Connecting Linked Server

Hi I want to fetch data from MS SQL DB of a Remote server using Linked Servers. I have linked the servers. I am fetching data as follows. select * from [IP of server].[Database Name].[dbo].[Table ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 linked server to an Access 2007 DB that is in a protected directory on the Network

We have a SQL Server 2008 database that we are attempting to link with an Access 2007 DB (the maintainer works down the hall and refuses to migrate to SQL Server). We have the password to the database ...
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Is there a way to setup a user to run SPs, but not access the underlying data tables?

We have two database instances on two separate server boxes that are linked. The website user needs to be able to run stored procedures on DatabaseA which query DatabaseB tables, however it should not ...
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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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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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Is there a way to DENY CRUD operations on connections from linked server?

I have a SQL Server instance, RPT1 (2008 R2), that was set up for "power users" to run their own queries. This server is linked to our production reporting server, PRD1 (SQL Server 2008 instance), ...
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Cannot Check if the Access Database Engine is Installed and Configured

All, I want to check if the Access Database Engine is installed and linked to SQL Server. On my development machine (x64-bit) the following queries both show the Access Engine to be avalible as a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to add linked server SQL Server 2008 R2

I have two SQL Server 2008 located in different cities. I have physical access to one of them and I can exec SQL Server Management Studio there. For second server I have following parameters: ...
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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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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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SQL Server Linked Server Permissions

On a SQL Server 7 server, I have a linked server to a Sybase database server. select * from openquery(SYBASE_SERVER, 'select * from DBA.TESTTABLE') works fine if I'm logged in as an SA. If I try to ...
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SQL Server Linked Server performance: Why are remote queries so expensive?

I have two database servers, connected via Linked Servers. Both are SQL Server 2008R2 databases, and the linked server connection is made via a regular "SQL Server" link, using the current login's ...
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check if linked server table column exists

I have several access databases that I'm copying over to the sql server, connecting to as a linked server, and then pulling data from each night. I need to be able to identify if the current access ...
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Is there a syntax for accessing table names containing slashes?

I have a linked server registered in my SQL Server 2005 which accesses our SAP database (test system). It uses an ODBC driver provided by SAP, and is connected using the Microsoft OLEDB For ODBC ...
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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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Local login impersonation not working with a linked server

I have created a linked server on my server using the following: exec sp_addlinkedserver @server=N'MyOldDB', @srvproduct=N'', @provider = N'SQLNCLI', @datasrc=N'MYSERVER', ...
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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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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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“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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What's the difference between Linked Server solution and SSIS solution?

When I want to move data between two databases (e.g source: Oracle, destination: SQL Server), I think I have two options: Linked Server and SQL Server Integration Services. But is there any benefit ...