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Merge Statement over a linked server


Merge Statement over a linked server

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Does anyone know a way of running a MERGE statement across 2 tables over a linked server?

Getting the message "The target of a MERGE statement cannot be a remote table, a remote view, or a view over remote tables."
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Try executing the whole statement at destination db:

EXEC('MERGE ...') AT MYDBLINKNAME

What is remote server? Sql server, oracle or something else?

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Thanks for the suggestion, i'll give it a try.

This is SQL 2008R2 setup I'm trying to run it on.
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Tried it yesterday and it worked perfectly. Thanks again.
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You're welcome!

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how does the query works?
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girl_bj0619 (4/23/2013)
how does the query works?


Execute At [linked_server]



causes the statement to be executed on the linked server (not on the server running the EXECUTE statement). Is that what you mean?

--Edit: fix typo


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i meant where to apply it?

here..?
merge ...
using....
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girl_bj0619 (4/23/2013)
i meant where to apply it?

here..?
merge ...
using....


Can you take a bit more time to write out what you are trying to do please, because I do not understand your question?


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I think you are asking where do you run the MERGE???


EXEC('Your Entire MERGE Statement goes here') at LinkServer



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