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Connect using linked servers

Last Modified: 2015-07-27
Hi Experts,

I have an Access app linked 60% to SQL and 40% to MS Access BE.

Now I have some queries that join tables from both sources, and I am wondering which way would be better for performance.

A- having access front end do the join and filters
B- Establish a linked server connection from SQL to the Access BE, and have the SQL server perform the task.

In case option 'B' is the better option, I would need some guidance how to perform that link properly.

FYI- the SQL database is in one server and the Access BE is in another server, all in one network.
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