microsoft, sql server, 2000, Querying ODBC Data sources from inside SQL View/SP
Posted on 2007-11-14
I have a Machine DSN on my server that points to a ODBC data source (lets call it External+.UDD).
This DSN allows us access via a third party implementation of the SQL driver (called transoft) to what i think is an informix database on a SCO-UNIX box.
Im quite familiar with all aspects of SQL but i cant find a simple example of querying an ODBC datasource to provide a rowset that can be joined to my internal SQL tables and then presented out via SQL (and eventually into a .net application using the Native .net SQL Client) as a view.. Theres so much out there about Querying SQL via ODBC that i cant find what im looking for (which is querying ODBC sources from within SQL)
All help appreciated... I think it might be as simple as an 'openrowset'. I cant hold a copy of the ODBC data in sql (that would be really easy for me to achieve already) and periodically update, the data must be pulled live (and intelligently) from the ODBC driver as required.