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Link tables in SQL Server

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Ok, easy question.

How do you link tables in SQL Server?  That is, how do you access tables from other databases (on the same SQL Server)?
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If you want to access tables ON THE SAME SERVER in another database, just use the naming convention:

select * from databasename.owner.tablename

Of course, you need permissions in the other database....
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And if you wanted to join from the current database to tables in another database:

select * from currentdbtable t1 inner join otherdatabase.owner.tablename t2
on t1.key=t2.key
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aah, didn't know you had to specify the owner as well.

Cheers.
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Good deal.  Always a good habit to get into to always include the owner...
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What do I have to do,  so that the table in database A is available to all databases (B, C,...) In a way that any queries done by connecting to n B and C looks like the table is in B and C.
I do not want to use the fully qualified name nor do I want to change my code to add openquery statements.

The situation is I'm using dotnet code to query two databases that where split out of one.









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