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Copying  data from one table to another

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Last Modified: 2008-06-25
What is the best way to copy data from one table in a BD to another table in other DB.
the tables are not the same tables, so I will need to specify where the data from the source will go in the  new DB and in what field.

In my SQL Managment I have noth DB connected
Question by:Ennio
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ID: 21865320
insert into sometable(fieldname1, fieldname2, fieldname3)
select fieldname1, fieldname2, fieldname3)
from someothertable
where somecriteria

Author Comment

ID: 21865412
But for example
someothertable is in another server not in the same server as sometable.
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chapmandew earned 800 total points
ID: 21865445
Ahh...you failed to mention that in your question.  :)  You're going to need to setup a linked server.


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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 200 total points
ID: 21865454
Hello Ennio,

you have to create a linked server first, then you can use the following syntax

insert into sometable(fieldname1, fieldname2, fieldname3)
select fieldname1, fieldname2, fieldname3)
from LinkedServerName.dbName..someothertable
where somecriteria

GOD Bless,
Aneesh R.

Accepted Solution

DenverRick earned 1000 total points
ID: 21865702
Use the Export/Import function in SQL 2000 or 2005 they are both similar.  After creating the export and imports and setting mappings of the different fields you can save them to a Data Transformation Package and run them anytime you need to.

Author Comment

ID: 21865868
Using the export/import function worked great, and it was simple

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