CREATE NICKNAME statement - Examples for the Microsoft SQL Server wrapper
Use the CREATE NICKNAME statement to register a nickname for a Microsoft SQL Server table or view that you want to access. This topic provides a complete example with the required parameters.
The following example shows how to register a nickname for a Micrsoft SQL Server table or view using the CREATE NICKNAME statement.
CREATE NICKNAME cust_africa FOR sqlserver."vinnie"."egypt"
- A unique nickname that is used to identify the Microsoft SQL Server table or view. Important: The nickname is a two-part name—the schema and the nickname. If you omit the schema when you register the nickname, the schema of the nickname will be the authorization ID of the user who registers the nickname.
- A three-part identifier for the remote object:
- sqlserver is the server definition name that you assigned to the Microsoft SQL Server remote server in the CREATE SERVER statement.
- vinnie is the user ID of the owner to which the table or view belongs.
- egypt is the name of the remote table or view that you want to access.
The federated server folds the names of the Microsoft SQL Server schemas and tables to uppercase unless you enclose the names in quotation marks.