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I need to use a select statement to query a linked server. The following does not work, probably because of the embedded spaces in the database name.
Doesn't work:
select * from [EOSK\DMZ].[BIG JOB COSTS].[dbo].[DNUM]

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Does work:
select * from [EOSK\DMZ].[BIG_JOB_COSTS].[dbo].[DNUM]

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Why? The item with spaces in the table name is not under my control. Anything I can do.

Bob
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>Doesn't work:
error message?

actually, the [ ] should handle the issue with the spaces.
what kind of linked server is it? I presume sql server ...
how have you configured the linked server exactly (options ...) ?
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by:bob_mechler
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Linked server type
SQL Server 2008 64 bit full version. I am not administrator on this database but I am dbo on one database..
I'm using SQL 2008 32 bit Express to do the linking.
Tried the sql server radio button and used oledb.
Once the test connection reported success I then tried the select statement in Express in sql 2008 management studio using the four part connection shown above.

sql express = a
sql 64 bit remote = b

The server b database is replicated from the production database. Server b is in a DMZ zone.
Server b was working fine as the source of data for the website we installed last week.

The other day, I started getting 'Fatal error 9001' from the website as it tried to login to server b. Nothing changed as far as my settings were concerned.

I deduced that since I was running an asp.net 1.1 web site with meta data support in IIS 7 that if I could just copied the 8 tables I needed periodically into emptied tables of the exact same structure on server a that then I could point my web site to server a which is on the same computer as the web site.

I could export one file at a time but when sql express is on either side, import/export I would get a message that said 'run immediately' but would not allow the job to be saved so I could make a job out of it.

I'm looking today at using OPENROWSET since it is infrequent but don't have any assurance that it will work.

Bob
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by:bob_mechler
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The DBA also received the 9001 error so he believed me. We changed the database name to have underscores instead of spaces. Don't know what he did but it is now working fine.
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