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Linked Server to SQL-Server Question

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I've been trying to work with Linked Servers for the first time, with
mixed success. My problem right now is in trying to write a View using
a linked server. The linked server is another SQL-Server, and it was
set up using the 'Enterprise Manager' interface. When the server was
created, the name was given as the full server address -

When I try and use this name in a new view, I enter the name in the
query as [].database.dbo.table. SQL-Server rewrites
this name as name.[].dbo.table table_1

I'm sure this is me not understanding something about using linked
servers, but it seems strange to me none the less. Is there a way for
me to create the linked server using sp_addlinkedserver, which would
not require the full server address as the linked server name? Or is my
view syntax not correct? Or can I just not create the query as a view?

I've looked around the new groups, but have no answers yet. Any help
would be much appreciated.


Jan 22 '06 #1
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never mind.....finally found a single entry in BOL that explained it.

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