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How do I perform a 'Select Into" on a remote server

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I have a remote db within my local studio; configured the linked server...
I can perfrom a select on the remote db by:
select * from [192.xxx.xxx.xxx].testdb.dbo.table

What I would like to do is insert data from a local table into the remote table:

select *
into [192.xxx.xxx.xxx].testdb.dbo.table
from table
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Question by:Glen_D
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by:Glen_D
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forgot to add but here is my error with abover insert code:

contains more than the maximum number of prefixes. The maximum is 2.
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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 250 total points
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Hello Glen_D,

The new table created with the INTO clause does not support 4 part names. it allows only 2 part names, so you would need to create the table and then use INSERT..SELECT to populate it.

Regards,

Aneesh
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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you cannot CREATE a table on a remote server.
but you can insert:
insert into [192.xxx.xxx.xxx].testdb.dbo.table
select *
from table

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by:Glen_D
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Thanks Gentlemen...really helped out here.  Glen
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