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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  16:03:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All.

How to join tables on different servers if one server, for instance, SERVER2 required authentication?


James K
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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  16:10:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Set up a linked server connection to the remote server. See this page for how If you have never done it before, it might be easier to use the description under "Using SQL Server Management Studio".

When you set up the linked server, the dialogs have places where you can provide the details and authentication information for the remote server.

Once you have the linked server set up correctly, you would refer to the remote table using the four part naming convention - ServerName.DatabaseName.SchemaName.Tablename. See here for how that works:
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Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 09/28/2013 :  03:15:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
see this which explains all steps in creating a linked server programatically

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