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create Virtual table during query or load table to memory from text file
Posted by: Scott Critchley ()
Date: December 11, 2007 11:23AM

I have access to my application database via a secure link, so I cannot link a local database to it, only run queries on the remote server and download the result.

The database is missing some useful information, and I cannot add a table at this stage. I would like to achieve the result by creating a virtual table or the like.

E.g.
Server Database has:
Table PhoneBills
PhoneNr Month PhoneBill
555-111-1111 Jan 50.95
555-111-1111 Feb 54.55
555-111-2222 Jan 150.95
555-111-2222 Feb 154.55

I want to link to my off-line database
Table AddressBook
PhoneNr Name Contract
555-111-1111 John 50.Month
555-111-2222 Bill 200.Month

I.e. so I can get cost by Name.

Note that I do have file write access to the remote server, so I could store AddressBook as a text file on the server without a problem.

So my question is - can I run a cross-tab query against a table I create within the query? (i.e. create virtual view AddressBook as ("555-111-1111", "John", "50.Month", "555-111-2222", "Bill", "200.Month") )

.. or can I load a table into memory only (not saved to the real database) from a text file?

Cheers,
Scott.

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create Virtual table during query or load table to memory from text file Scott Critchley 12/11/2007 11:23AM
Re: create Virtual table during query or load table to memory from text file Anthony Willard 12/11/2007 11:32AM
Re: create Virtual table during query or load table to memory from text file Scott Critchley 12/11/2007 11:47AM


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