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Can a single ODBC source connect to more than one database?

Posted on 2010-08-17
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Is it possible to define a SYSTEM ODBC DSN that will point to two databases at one time?
I don't think it is possible but there is no harm in asking.

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I don't think so, but you can query tables from any database as long as your user has access to this db
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select top 10 * from [dbname1].[tableOwner1].[tableName1] t1
join [dbname2].[tableOwner2].[tableName2] t2 on ...
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Thanks. Yeah, I do that all the time but today I am working with a product that uses only DSN and their query builder does not support the DatabaseName.dbo.TableName.

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pat
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You can try to create view or table functions for tables you need from 2-nd db. Of wrap your multi- database queries into table functions. Most likely those will be visible to you in your product as regular tables.
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