Friday, June 26, 2009

Create SQL Linked Server to Access Database

Sometimes, you need to query Access database directly in SQL Server. In that case, you can create a linked server between SQL Server and Access by using this query.


EXEC sp_addlinkedserver
@server = 'AccessNorwind',
@provider = 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
@srvproduct = 'OLE DB Provider for Jet',
@datasrc = 'D:\AccessDatabase\NWind.mdb'


After creating, you can run query like this:
SELECT *
FROM AccessNorwind...Orders

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