8.13.3.Linking Microsoft SQL Server tables
into OpenLink Virtuoso
Start the Virtuoso Web User Interface
Select the "Conductor" link in the Left Frame and Login as the
Select the "Databases" -> "External Data Source" -> "Data
Sources" tab menu items
Select the "Connect" button for the "sql2k5ma" Microsoft SQL
On successful connection Select the "Link Objects" button to
obtain a list of available tables
Select all the tables that are part of the "Northwind"
Change the Catalog for each table to be "Northwind" using the
"Set All" button.
All the catalog names are changed to be "NWIND"
Select the "Link" button to link the selected tables into
On completion of the Link process the tables will be displayed
in the "External Linked Objects" tab.
At this point, you can test the remotely linked tables by
clicking on the link that accompanies each table, e.g.
NWIND.NWIND.Customer. This will display the Interactive ISQL
interface which will have been already populated with a suitable
Select Execute to see data from the remotely linked table.
The tables can also be viewed as part of the Virtuoso "SQL
Schema Objects" under the "Northwind" catalog name.
The Link process is now complete enabling the tables to be
queried as if part of the Virtuoso Schema.