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Querying a database in another server from within sql server 2005

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Greetings,

I have a sql server 2005 and a sql server 2000 database, and they are on separate serves. On the 2005 database I have added a connection to my 2000 database, and would like to make a query from within the 2005 database to the sql server 2000 database.

The reason for doing this is that I am moving data from one database to another, and ratherthan cluttering up my 2005 database with temp tables, i thought it would be possible to query the 2000 from the 2005 database. What I am not sure on is how to do this, I know how to access another database within the same server, but not across servers.

And I do know that there is tools out there that will do some of this for me, but I do not have a budget for that right now, so any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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you have to add the linked server name to your sql 2000 server in the query, ie:

select t.* from your2000linkedserver.databasename.username.tablename t
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Greetings,

Thanks for the quick reply, as soon as I had put the question up there I ended up figuring it out, but you deserve the points because you did answer my question. So thanks again.

JD
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