Find linked server references in databases on SQL server


I need to determine any databases that are using references to an already built linked server object.  

For example I have a SQL server that has 27 databases in it.  Is there a query that I can run that will determine if any stored procedures or functions reference the linked server?  I don't want to try and open each database, then procedures looking for this.

Matthew CioffiSenior DBAAsked:
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Matthew CioffiSenior DBAAuthor Commented:
Thanks, interesting, but not quite what I was looking for.

I want some way to find what is using the Linked Server.  If I have a linked server called GETID, is there a way for me to located any references to it across all my databases?
SharathData EngineerCommented:
linked servers are to connect to the databases on another server? What exactly you want.
Do you want all the procedures/functions that are referring linked server objects?
or the information on what linked servers you have and which server they are pointing to?
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Matthew CioffiSenior DBAAuthor Commented:
I would like to walk through all the databases and find any references to the linked server. I known what the data is, I need to find what is using it.
Matthew CioffiSenior DBAAuthor Commented:
I found SQL Search by RedGate.  it is free and works really well for searching for references to objects.

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Matthew CioffiSenior DBAAuthor Commented:
No one had a tool or query method for searching the database.  This is doing exactly what I wanted it to do.
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