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Accessing tables in the MySQL database from the SQL 7 database

Find out how to easily access your MySQL database using stored procedures in the SQL 7 database.

I have a MySQL Database and a separate SQL 7 database. I need to be able to access the tables in the MySQL database from Stored Procedures in the SQL 7 database. I have drivers so I can create a system DNS for the MySQL server if needed.
To do this, you'd need to make sure you have an OLEDB provider for MySQL. You can then set up a "linked server" in SQL Server 7. Once this is done, you can access a remote MySQL table by using multipart names eg: MySQLServerAlias.MySQLDatabaseName..MySQLTableName.
This was last published in January 2006

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