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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
If I have a database on one server that I log in with windows authentification and have tables on another server where I have a secured log on and password, my question is will I be able to use the tables from the secured database in a stored procedure in the unsecured database?
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You just create a linked server and hard code the login details into it.

Linked server are pretty slow though.

Look up sp_addlinkedserver


Is that the only way??  And are you saying if I don't then I cannot use the tables in the secured database if I am in the unsecured database?
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You can also use the OPENQUERY, OPENDATASOURCE or OPENROWSET functions to open tables or file that are not on your current server.>>>>>>> It still has to be a linke server - correct?
OPENQUERY is the only one that actually uses a previously defined linked server name.

The other two do not use a previously defined linked server name. They use the same mechanism anyway though.

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