OPENQUERY update on linked server
I want to execute the following statement through from a linked server (openquery):
UPDATE SAP_PLANT SET (OWNER, OWNER_COUNTRY) = (SELECT import.AFNAME, import.COUNTRY FROM SAP_IMPORT_CUSTOMERS import, SAP_PLANT plant WHERE plant.SAP_FL = import.SAP_NO AND import.role ='OWNER')
I've tried to form it into the following syntax, without success :(
update openquery(‘my_linked_server, ‘select column_1, column_2 from table_schema.table_name where pk = pk_value’) set column_1 = ‘my_value1′, column_2 = ‘my_value2′
I hope for you this is no problem?
I guess this is not really a query you want to open, rather an SQL statement you want to execute. So instead of openquery, you shoud use execute. See example G here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188332.aspx
So your script shoul look like
execute ('your sql command here') at my_linked_server
Are you getting syntax error? Your server parameter in the update openquery is missing a trailing quote. Change ```my_linked_servertomy_linked_server'`.