Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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Linked Servers pointing to same server (localhost) causing “Transaction context in use by another session” error

We are using SQL Server 2008. Normally our app that is using different databases distributed over the network and some of the stored procedures we call therefore make use of linked servers. Now I ...
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SQL Server Facets: “Linked Server” exist but “Registered Server” doesn't - why?

I'd like to monitor multiple SQL Server instances. Something similar to what is described in "Monitor Your SQL Server Linked Server Configurations with Policy Based Management" but instead of using ...
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How to add a linked server to a sql server management studio?

I have an account in sql server management studio, which I can login to database B, which is on server X. I also have a crystal report on my local PC. Using the crystal report, I can access a ...
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Are these linked server queries susceptible to SQL injection?

I'm using a stored procedure to generate a create table script on the fly based on parameters passed into it. I am validating that the server exists, and then validating if the table exists in the ...
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BUILTIN\Administrators allowing access via linked server but not locally

We have two servers: LYNDB01 & LYNDB02 On LYNDB01 we have a database called db_ExampleDatabase We have created a Linked Server on LYNDB02 to LYNDB01 using no mappings and the "Be made using the ...
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How do I connect to a database which is a linked server via ODBC?

(All the searches for this sort of thing tell me about where the linked server is connecting to the original database via ODBC, but I'm connecting to the intermediate server via ODBC.) I have a ...
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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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The OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI” for linked server X reported a change in schema version between compile time X and run time X for table [tablename]

The below error starts happening once a week at the same time every week. The OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server X reported a change in schema version between compile time X and run time X ...
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How secure is a linked server in SQL Server

I am in a situation in which I should doubt everyone (even my developer team and database admin) so I want to Log all the logons made to my server. I have two SQL Servers, say A and B. I want to log ...
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Run “USE” with linked server alternatives

I am using SQL server linked servers and find some difficulties while running queries. Below is the actual query. USe testdb SELECT 'Identitiy property OFF' where COLUMNPROPERTY( ...
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Linked Server Between SQL Server and iSeries is rounding decimals

We just set up a new SQL Server 2008 database, and I got the link set up between our server and an iSeries As400 server that we get some of our data from. The problem I'm having is that it is ...
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SQL Server 2012 Service Master Key Regenerate

I have a new SQL Server 2012 instance and when I run the following command I get an error. ALTER SERVICE MASTER KEY REGENERATE Error: Msg 15329, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The current master ...
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How can I install a provider for linked server?

I have a provider for a linked server called PervasiveOLEDB.11.0 installed on a sql server 2005 machine. It always me to have a connection to a pervasive sql database. I would like to use this same ...
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SQL Server : Is it possible to have a linked server link to another linked server?

Hello to all and thanks ahead of time for taking the time to look at my question! I'm trying to do a work-around to access a 32bit Advantage Database Server 8.1 database with 64bit SQL Server 2008R2. ...
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Error converting data type nvarchar to float. Oracle Linked Server

Upon executing the following query select value, cast(value as float) float_value from OPENQUERY([ORACLESERVER], 'select 3/5 as value from table') I am getting the following error: Msg 8114, ...
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Synonym with same name as linked server

I have a database that is used for reporting services. This database was created by a contractor who is no longer around. Buried all throughout the database are references to a single table on a ...
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How can I call a remote User Defined Function?

I have SQL server which contains a link to another server(For e.g: test) I have a function in linked server(name:getvalue(@parameter)).so this function output i want to retrieve in SQL server 2012.I ...
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Best practice to recover an CRUD statement to a linked server if connection is lost

I am looking for the best practice for the following scenario. We have a CRM in our company. When an employee updates the record of a company, there is trigger that fires a stored procedure which has ...
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Alternatives to Linked Servers (Allow Inline SQL with Parameters)

I am trying to find a solution to execute inline SQL with parameters against some liked server databases. From what I have found online the only proper way to query a linked server is to use ...
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Server 2012 Linked Server From An Instance

I have 3 SQL Server 2012 Instances, 2 on SiteA on the same server SiteAServer. I have 1 on SiteB on server SiteBServer. SiteADefaultInstance, SiteASecondInstance SiteBDefaultInstance ...
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Linked Servers security context and transaction logging

I have many large logging tables that are populating with data constantly. The information is rarely or never read and I want to move them out of the database. So, the idea is to: create linked ...
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DELETE from OPENQUERY alias not working

I'm trying to use the following code to execute a DELETE statement on a linked server. I'm trying to delete all records from the remote server where there is a match on a certain ID field in both the ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server to SSAS not working - what is missing?

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition sp1 that has ssas also installed. From this server I create a linked server to a ssas server called BIREPLON1, but when I try to access it, I get the error ...
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Linked Server Security under SQL Agent Job Context

I have two SQL servers V1 and V2. Both 2012. V1 has linked server connection to V2. There are two Windows accounts: one running SQL server, the other running the Agent service. The two accounts are ...
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SQL Server, firewall and linked servers

I have: SQL Server 2008R2 database server in my LAN and under my control (call it LOCALSQL) remote SQL Server, on which I have much less control (call it REMOTESQL), for which I only have IP, ...
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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linked server hanging

We've been using a linked server to an access database for close to a year now with little issue. Now when I run a select query against the linked server the query sits there and never finishes. ...
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SQL Linked Server Passing Date Parameters

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 and have a linked SQL 2012 Express database. On the 2008 box I am creating a stored procedure to be used in a report. I am wanting to pass a date variable so the user ...
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Space used by databases file through linked server

I need to find out space used by database file for multiple databases through linked server(from one central server to multiple client SQL servers). I created view on client size, for all databases: ...
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Why am I getting a “login failed” when creating this linked server?

I'm creating a linked server from ServerA to ServerB, both of them are SQL Server 2008 servers. I need to create the linked server using a domain service account so that anyone will be able to utilize ...
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Strange Sybase / SQL Server linked server issue

I have a sybase table which has a column note varchar(1000) null. The following T-SQL will get the following error if there is a not-null value in note. (sybase is the linked server to the Sybase ...
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Linked Server Query Failures Due To Indexes

We are trying to query a 2008R2 database (ServerA) from 2012 (ServerB) using a linked server on ServerB that has security setup to use a SYSADMIN SQL Server Login on ServerA. Example: When I run the ...
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CREDENTIAL mapped to Login to gain access to file resource for Bulk INSERT

According to BOL, this should be a fairly straight-forward solution to my problem, but unfortunately, it is not working and I have not been able to find much online about using CREDENTIAL mapping. ...
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Property error when linking SQL Servers

I'm running into an issue linking SQL servers. The servers I have are: Server A - SQL Server 2008 R2 Server B - SQL Server 2014 I can set B as a linked server on A with no problem, but setting up A ...
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Getting TEXT data from postgres throught linked server to MSSQL

I'm using MSSQL 2008 R2 with linked server to postgres 9.4. My problem is: when I select column with data type text it shows me only XXX first chars and adds (...) on the end. select description from ...
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SQL Server: Importing snapshot of tables from linked server

I need to import 2 tables from a linked SQL server. So far, the following code has been successful: SELECT * INTO MyTable1 FROM MyLinkedServer.MyDb.dbo.MyTable1; SELECT * INTO MyTable2 FROM ...
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How to create a dummy Linked Server in SQL Server 2012

I have a database in two different production servers. I want to keep the schemas consistent between the two. One has jobs that call stored procedures that reference a Linked Server. The other does ...
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Timeout too long on SQL Server 2012 Linked Server to MySQL

We have a statement in a SQL Server 2012 stored procedure that is an INSERT into a temp table from SELECT using OpenQuery to pull data through a Linked Server from a remotely hosted MySQL database. ...
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How to run stored procedure with EXECUTE AS OWNER which modifies data on a linked server?

I suppose this will be marked as duplicate but I can not understand solutions in other questions. I have 2 SQL servers: SQL A (I will call it SQL) and SQL B (I will call it SQLinked). The second SQL ...
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Using Identity Insert on a linked server

We have a database hosted in Microsoft Azure and using this database connection details I have created a linked server object in SSMS on our on-premise SQL box and I can insert into it as following ...
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Transaction over linked server causing time out

When I execute this query on [RemoteServer] linked server, it works just fine: INSERT INTO [RemoteServer].[DbName].[SchemaName].[TableName] VALUES (1, 'bar'); but when puting it inside a ...
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Kerberos and Linked Server

I have been reading through past posts but I am still getting issues with 2 SQL servers connecting using a linked server when querying from a 3rd SQL server. I constantly get the error "Login failed ...
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How can I quickly detect that connectivity between two linked servers has been restored?

Two database exist on two different SQL Server instances. They are linked servers, but they cannot communicate due to network issues. Someone solves the network issues, and connectivity is restored. ...
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Oracle Linked Server on SQL partial insert

I am using OpenQuery to insert into OracleLinkedServer, inside a while loop from while ( @id <= @cnt) Begin INSERT INTO OPENQUERY ( MY_LINKED_SERVER,'SELECT COL1, ...
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How to query a server linked via ODBC

I've looked at multiple other questions about querying linked servers, but nothing has worked for my setup. Notes: I'm not using localdb at all. I just wanted to use SQLSMS for a remote cache ...
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Oracle Linked Server only works with Sql Login

I'm having this weird error for some time. When I login to sql server and use the linked server SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY(MEGA, 'SELECT 1 FROM DUAL') I receive this error OLE DB provider ...
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SQL Server : how to disable connections to a linked server?

SQL Server Linked Server to default instance - service is disabled but connection is still possible I have a server called SWLON1 that has SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 r2 installed. The SQL ...
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Unable to start a nested transaction for OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI11” for linked server

I have two linked servers and want to create a store procedure that simply SELECT data from one table from the first server and INSERT the data in other table from the second server. The procedure ...
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Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'. for linked servers

I am trying to execute a query to pull data from another server. I added the server as a linked server to the another one but I am getting the following error when I try to execute the query Login ...
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MySQL out of Memory, but Only Through MSSQL Linked Server

I am getting an error "MySQL client ran out of memory" when trying to do some simple MySQL selects or inserts from Microsoft SQL through a linked server. It was working fine for a week or so, and for ...