OPENDATASOURCE

How would i use OPENDATASOURCE to insert the records from a table in one database table to an identically named table in another Sql server instance on another server?
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
INSERT INTO yourTargetTable
SELECT *  
FROM OPENDATASOURCE( ...)
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Why use OpenDataSource? You do not want set up a linked server? In that case you'll need the correct connection string, as always. Assuming you need to use SQL Login instead of Windows Authentication:
insert into Tbl select * from OpenDataSource('SQLNCLI', 'Server=SourceServer\SourceInstance; User=sa; Password=sapwd').SourceDB.dbo.Tbl

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
I don't know all the details yet but i was told we maybe not be able to use linked server
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
So is the info above sufficient?
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
OLemo.  Likely, i will check it out latter today.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
#a41712687 is the answer, as far as we can tell. There is not much more to add to that.
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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