sp_testlinkedserver

Tests the connection to a data source. If the test is unsuccessful the procedure raises an exception with the reason of the failure.

Syntax

sp_testlinkedserver [ @servername ] = servername

Arguments

[ @servername = ] servername

Is the name of the connection. servername is sysname, with no default value.

Example

The following example creates a connection named “myConnection”, tests the connection, and then drops it.

exec sp_addlinkedserver 'myConnection', 'MySql';
exec sp_testlinkedserver 'myConnection';
exec sp_dropserver 'myConnection';

Result:

` text Msg 40000, Level 16, State 0, Line 0 Unable to connect to any of the specified MySQL hosts. `