Syntax for Insert Into  using Open Query

Posted on 2011-09-08
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i have a table called OldTable in my SqL Server, but i would like to append a new data that is sitting in another server into the OldTable.  How would i do that using open query method? Here is my situation:

OldTable:- this is the table that i would like to add some more or new data and it is my current server

NewTable:- this is a linked server and i want to bring the data in this table into the OldTable
Question by:karinos57
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You have to create a linked server in your SQL Server that points to the other SQL Server.  Then you would run this.

INSERT INTO OldTable (col1, col2, etc...)
FROM OPENQUERY(YourLinkedServerName, 'SELECT Col1, Col2, etc... FROM RemoteTableName')



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if the two servers are both SQL you don't necessarily need the OPENQUERY - you need that only if you define a linked server based on a ODBC which would be a waste if bothe are SQL.
Assuming you create a linked server using "Microsoft OLEDB provider for SQL Server" just use a full name qualifier like below:

--run on the target server

insert into OldTable select * from YourLinkedServerName.YourDBname.schema_name.NewTable

this assuming they have both SAME structure - if not just provide column list for both

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