Accessing External Table

How do I define an external table (that is not in my current database) in Informix and access the data in it?

If you’re connecting to an external Informix database, assuming that you have the proper I-Connect links between the systems, you would access the remote table as follows:

SELECT * from [email protected]_name:table_name;

If it’s a non-Informix database you want to connect to, explore the virtual table interface (VTI)—if you’re on an engine beyond the 7-series.

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