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How to reference multiple db's in T-sql

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I use one db for storing data, it is built from a restore of another db.  We'll call this db REPORT.  Another database I put my actual stored procedures and functions on. I'll call this one SPS

Typically this isn't an issue, we simply reference the appropriate db in the FROM clause, but I want to know how I can make it so I can have T-SQl pointed to look in specific places for functions.  For isntance, I don't want to have to type 'SPS.DBO.FUNCTIONNAME()' everytime I want to use one of those functions.  How can I make it so I just have to type the function name?
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you can use as three part name as DBName.Schema.Objectname. Objectname is your table or sp etc. You can simply ignore schema

e.g.

select * from MyDB..MyTable
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Is there anyway to include it like you would in a c language? So I can avoid writing anything but the function?
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In your code, you can use USE keyword. For functions, you should use 2-part naming conventions as dbo.functionName().

Use DBName
... select * from dbo.your_function()
exec your_sp
etc....
etc....

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Thanks.
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