Conclusion


This chapter focused on how to read data from remote data sources and how to write data to remote data sources. Remote sources can be either another SQL Server instance or a different type of data source. You can do all of this using T-SQL. SQL Server Management Studio provides a user interface for managing remote sources.

Chapter 8 Quick Reference

To

Do this

Execute infrequent queries against a remote resource by sending a pass-through query

Use the OPENROWSET function.

Execute infrequent queries against a remote resource by referencing an object using its four-part name

Use the OPENDATASOURCE function.

Create a new linked server using SQL Server Management Studio

In SQL Server Management Studio's Object Explorer window, expand a SQL Server instance, open the Server Objects folder, then open the Linked Servers folder.

Create a new linked server programmatically

Use the sp_addlinkedserver system stored procedure.

Remove a linked server programmatically

Use the sp_dropserver system stored procedure.

Execute frequent queries against a remote resource by sending a pass-through query

Define a linked server and use the OPENQUERY function.

Execute frequent queries against a remote resource by referencing an object using its four-part name

Define a linked server and use the linked server identifier as the <ServerName> part of the fully qualified name.

Execute frequent DDL statements and stored procedures against a remote resource

Define a linked server and use the EXECUTE...AT construction.





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