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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Remote Data and Bulk Operations » Accessing remote data » Working with proxy tables


Creating a proxy table with the CREATE TABLE statement

The CREATE TABLE statement creates a new table on the remote server, and defines the proxy table for that table when you use the AT option. Columns are defined using SQL Anywhere data types. SQL Anywhere automatically converts the data into the remote server's native types.

If you use the CREATE TABLE statement to create both a local and remote table, and then subsequently use the DROP TABLE statement to drop the proxy table, the remote table is also dropped. You can, however, use the DROP TABLE statement to drop a proxy table created using the CREATE EXISTING TABLE statement. In this case, the remote table is not dropped.

For more information, see CREATE TABLE statement and CREATE EXISTING TABLE statement.


The following statement creates a table named Employees on the remote server RemoteSA, and creates a proxy table named Members that maps to the remote table:

( membership_id INTEGER NOT NULL,
member_name CHAR( 30 ) NOT NULL,
office_held CHAR( 20 ) NULL )
AT 'RemoteSA..GROUPO.Employees';