[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now


sql table record copy

Posted on 2011-02-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
MS SQL Server 2008

How do you script via a Stored Procedure the following:

DB 1 - Table 1A (server A)
DB 2 - Table 2A (server B)

if   DB 1 - Table 1A (column1) - unique value (uniqueidentity) doe not exist in
DB 2 - Table 2A (column1) - unique value (uniqueidentity) then create it in  DB 2 - Table 2A

then copy certain columns from DB 1 - Table 1A to DB 2 - Table 2A (insert a new entry).

(there could for example none, 1 or 1000's of new table entries to create/insert each time stored procedure is called)
Question by:amillyard
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

tigin44 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34982914

first create a linked server to serverA from ServerB lest name the linked server as "lsserverA"
then run the following query... This will populate B with the values exists in A but not in B

FROM lsserverA.DB1..Table1A  A
      LEFT JOIN DB2..Table2A B ON A.column1 = B.column1

you can put this code in a procedure and call it again and again..

Author Comment

ID: 34983059
tigin44: thanks for the feedback.  how do you llink servers?

 (1 db is on a dedicated and other on a public shared cloud environment for example).
LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 34983083
you can create a linked server like the one below

EXEC sp_addlinkedserver  

Author Comment

ID: 34983129
tigin44:  does it matter which db server to run that script?   is this link preserved upon a physical reboot of server?
LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 34983150
I assume that you will run this code on ServerB ... you can run it vice versa but you should change the linked server and references to the new definitions to run it on ServerA...

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

An alternative to the "For XML" way of pivoting and concatenating result sets into strings, and an easy introduction to "common table expressions" (CTEs). Being someone who is always looking for alternatives to "work your data", I came across this …
This month, Experts Exchange sat down with resident SQL expert, Jim Horn, for an in-depth look into the makings of a successful career in SQL.
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL to return specific rows and columns, with various degrees of sorting and limits in place.

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question