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create Virtual table during query or load table to memory from text file
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.
Server Database has:
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
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?
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