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how to test connectivity for a linked server


how to test connectivity for a linked server

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kodracon
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why not just use:
DECLARE @TEST BIT
EXEC @test = SP_TESTLINKEDSERVER [mylinkedservername]

IF @test = 0
BEGIN
PRINT 'test failed'
END
else
BEGIN
PRINT 'test succeeded'
END
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I agree, sort of. In tests on SQL 2005, seems to me the proc call needs to be in TRY/CATCH else control does not flow down to the PRINT stmts when linked server is not available. But I have not been able to simulate this problem on SQL 2008 R2. Maybe MS have implemented TRY/CATCH internally.

Thanks to the author, though, for bringing light to SP_TESTLINKEDSERVER, it's new for me.



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Thanks for the script.
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