Azure - Join 2 Azure SQL Server databases

I would like to join 2 Databases on my Azure cloud SQL Server, in an Azure cloud SQL Server stored procedure. From what I've read it's not so simple. Is there any solution?

Also, what's the best way to modify a cloud SQL Server stored procedure?
esak2000Asked:
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John_VidmarCommented:
A stored-procedure (SP) must be installed in a database, any object references from that database do not need to be fully-qualified (assumes objects are in one schema).  If you want to access data from another database/source (of any supported technology) then you need to create a logical connection to that database/source (SQL Server calls this a linked-server).  If you try to use a 3-part or 4-part object-reference without a linked-server configured then you will receive the following error:
Msg 7202, Level 11, State 2, Line 11
Could not find server 'some database here' in sys.servers. Verify that the correct server name was specified. If necessary, execute the stored procedure sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sys.servers.

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John_VidmarCommented:
Configure linked servers, and use 3 or 4-part object references within the stored-procedure, here's the 4 parts:
      server.database.owner.object

Often, the owner is dbo, so people omit it, 3-part obj-ref example:
SELECT	*
FROM	Database1..table1	a
JOIN	Database2..table2	b	ON	a.key = b.key

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esak2000Author Commented:
Where do the linked servers reside, in the Azure SQL Server or in a local SQL Server DB that is managed by SSMS?
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