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What's the syntax for querying a linked server in sql 2005 sp3?

Posted on 2011-03-08
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I have setup a linked server to a mysql successfully.  But I need to know what's the
syntax like select, update...  Thanks.
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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IIRC, it should be:

    select * from [server name].[database name].[database owner].[table name]
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by:lapucca
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[server name] is the linked server name?  how do I find out what's the database owner name?  Would that be my mysql remote user id?
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188427(v=sql.90).aspx

select * from openquery(<yourlinkedservername>, 'select * from <yourtables>')
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Correction to kaufmed:

select * from [server name].[database name].[schema name].[table name]


[schema name] not [database owner]
ie. dbo
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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@BrandonGalderisi

Thanks. It's been years since I've actually done it    = )
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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in mysql, there is no "database" name in that 4-part-name syntax.
what mysql names as databases, are translated into schemas.

however, as I only had problems with the 4-part-name syntax for mysql, I exclusively used the openquery method.
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Thanks.
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