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How do I query a remote db within my local MS SQL 2008 Studio envirnoment?

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I connected to a remote db (192.xxx.xxx.xxx) vua VPN and added that db in my local studio environment.  I know how to connect to a different db...

select from testdb.dbo.test_table (etc)

My code to select from the remote db is:

select * from [192.xxx.xxx.xxx]..testdb.dbo.test_table

Is stating I have too many prefixes.  I know this is simple but short on time and would apprciate any help on this.

Thx
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prachwal earned 500 total points
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create linked server
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188279.aspx
and
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190479.aspx


select * from linked_name.testdb.dbo.test_table
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by:Glen_D
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Thx...added the linked server to the local even though I could see everything on the remote db within my envirnment; query worked perfect.

Glen
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