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Using trigger between two different databases

"You can create a trigger only in the current database, although !!!!!!!
a trigger can reference objects outside of the current database."

I found thit inifo in SQL 2000 books online

now i want to understand is it applicable to use trigger between two
different databases .... may be on different servers or not ?
if yes then how ? (can i use the regular syntax)

USE database1

ON database1.table1

insert into database2.table2(column in table 2 )

values ('any data value')


if no ? then how to send any inserted or updated data from table in
database1 to another table in database2 ........... may be on different
(can i use DTS in SQL 2000  or SSIS in SQL 2005)

if any one catch my point i will be eager to hear from him
Best Regards,
Mahmoud A.Shaban

Of course you can reference remote objects in your triggers. Use three or
four-part names for remote objects (depending on whether they're on the same
server or not).

The easiest thing for you to do would be to simply try. :)

You cannot, however, *create* or *alter* triggers on remote objects.

E.g.: this is not allowed:

use db1

create trigger dbo.trigger
  on db2.dbo.table




thanks for your time

your answer is to try but the syntax which i'm using

 is not allowed ??

Best Regards,
Mahmoud A.Shaban

On May 29, 12:39 pm, Mahmoud Shaban

I hope you realize that such triggers give you only limited
protection. For instance, you can restore one of your databases from
an earlier backup.
This action does not fire triggers and it can violate your business

You need to include the owner (2000) or schema (2005) between databasename
and tablename. For example, assuming dbo:

     insert into database2.dbo.table2(column in table 2 )...


"Mahmoud Shaban" <MahmoudSha@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message


When you CREATE the trigger, you must be in the context of the database
where the parent object resides.  So instead of:

>> use db1

>> create trigger dbo.trigger
>>   on db2.dbo.table


use db2;

create trigger dbo.trigger
   on dbo.table

Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP

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