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Pulling from a MSSQL 2005 db on a remote server and inserting results into our MSSQL 2005 tables

Posted on 2010-01-11
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I'd prefer to *not* use MS Business Integration Studio.

Can I, in one stored procedure, pull data from table A in database A and then insert the results into table B in database B?

Is it as simple as using "USE" to identify the source and then the target?

Question by:CubicleGuy
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If databases are on the same server it is as simple as using longer names of the tables


default schema is dbo.

if the database are on different servers you will need to use linked servers
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I have just read the title again. You say about using remote server but then in the question you ask about using simple USE.

If it is remote server than use linked servers http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa213778(SQL.80).aspx 

and than four part name


if the databases are on the same instance all you need is three part name


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Linked servers are new to me -- but after reading the URL, it seems to be the answer.

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