T-SQL Tip: How to Create a Simple Linked Server Between SQL Server Instances

T-SQL Tip: How to Create a Simple Linked Server Between SQL Server Instances

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–The Entire Operation Takes Place on the Local Instance

USE [master]
GO

–Create the linked server object
EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver 
@server = N'[LinkedServerName]’, 
@srvproduct=N”, 
@provider=N’SQLNCLI’, 
@datasrc=N'[DestSQLInstanceName]’

 –Set up the user mapping between local and remote instances
EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 
@rmtsrvname=N'[LinkedServerName]’,
@useself=N’False’,@locallogin=N'[LocalLogin_SQL_or_Windows]’,
@rmtuser=N'[Remote_SQL_Login_Name]’,
@rmtpassword='[Remote_SQL_Login_Password]’
GO

–Example of querying a remote table
select * from [LinkedServerName].[Database_Name].[Schema_Name].[Table_Name]

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