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Linked Server Query - Trying to set up an OPENQUERY with a server that is addressed by IP

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I have set up a linked server within enterprise manager. When I try to run the statement below in SQL Query Analyzer I recieve an error:
select * from OPENQUERY(,'select * from XMCTStatus.dbo.tblTZ')
Error: Line 1: Incorrect syntax near '64.240'.

Can I run this against a server defined with an IP?
Question by:infutech
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Expert Comment

ID: 12434876
what is the name of your linked server?

select * from OPENQUERY(MyLinkedServerName,'select * from XMCTStatus.dbo.tblTZ')

Author Comment

ID: 12434932
The name is  
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ShogunWade earned 2000 total points
ID: 12434952
try this:

select * from OPENQUERY([],'select * from XMCTStatus.dbo.tblTZ')

Author Comment

ID: 12435086
Worked like a charm! Thanks.
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Expert Comment

ID: 12435130
your welcome.

Basically the issue was that the linked server name in the openquery statement is defined as a sysname datatype.  sysname types containing white space or punctuation must be enclosed in  [ ]

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