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

If you are looking for a T-SQL tip, on how to create a simple linked server between SQL Server instances, then the below tip might come in handy.

 

T-SQL Example for Creating the Linked Server

The below T-SQL code does just that:

--
--Note: 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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