Why Are Linked Server Queries So Bad?

No, I don’t want to be your valentine.

Remember when you were in school, and you had a crush on someone? You would write a note asking them to be your valentine, and you’d ask a mutual friend to pass the note over to them.

The adult equivalent is linked server queries.

When your query needs to get data that’s actually stored on a totally different SQL Server, it’s tempting to use linked server queries. They’re really easy to write: after setting up the linked server, just put the server and database name at the front of your query, and