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Using Stored Proceedure to Copy Table Data from Server A to Server B

Posted on 2014-09-26
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USE [MyDatabaseABC]
GO
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[uspUpdateTableData]
AS
DELETE FROM MyDatabaseABC.CustomerInformation;
INSERT INTO MyDatabaseABC.dbo.CustomerInformation
SELECT * FROM MyOtherDatabase.dbo.CustomerInformation;

The issue is the SELECT * FROM is a different server. How do I code this to look at a different server? Can  I do this? My goal is to remove all data and repopulate it with data from a different server. The new data is SQL 2008 the old data is on SQL 2005
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Question by:allenkent
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by:John_Vidmar
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A 4-part object reference should do the trick:

USE [MyDatabaseABC]
GO
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[uspUpdateTableData]
AS
DELETE FROM MyDatabaseABC.CustomerInformation;
INSERT INTO MyDatabaseABC.dbo.CustomerInformation
SELECT * FROM OtherServer.MyOtherDatabase.dbo.CustomerInformation;
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by:Scott Pletcher
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Be sure the data volume is low enough that you really want to do a delete and re-insert.  You could use Change Tracking, as one example, to just determine modifications (DELETE, INSERT, UPDATE) and apply those instead.  Or delayed replication, etc..
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by:allenkent
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I keep getting error:

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Procedure uspUpdateTableData, Line 5
Incorrect syntax near '-'.
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by:allenkent
ID: 40354979
My server name is:   DD-01   (it has a dash). Is that the issue?
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Scott Pletcher earned 250 total points
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Yes.  Put brackets around the server name; for example:


SELECT * FROM [DD-01].MyOtherDatabase.dbo.CustomerInformation;
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