Port number in four part naming syntax?

When using the four-part naming scheme in SQL Server, is it possible to specify port information along with the server name.  For example, these do not work for me:


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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You always have to have a Linked Server definition for a FQDN. You cannot just say [server1], that [server1] needs to be defined as Linked Server. But if you do, you'll have to use the exact connection string, including instance name or port.

So, the Linked Server name is [servername,portnum] or [servername\instance], and needs to be used that way as [servername,portnum].[datbasename].[dbo].[tablename].

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
No, port number can't be used in this situation.
Where's your server servername?
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