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Testing the Code (XP Support)

To test the XP support, a simple SQL Script called “ServerReachable.sql” is located in a “TSQL” directory underneath the XP code directory. We first must register the XP as per normal. This can be achieved using:


When we have registered the XP, we can then test out the XP using the following TSQL:

DECLARE @ServerToPing varchar(128)
select @ServerToPing = 'SOME_ADDRESS_TO_PING'
DECLARE @Reachable int
EXECUTE master..XP_SERVERREACHABLE @ServerToPing, @Reachable OUT
PRINT @Reachable

Try changing the value of “@ServerToPing” and observing the value of “@Reachable”.

The above book excerpt is from:

Super SQL Server Systems
Turbocharge Database Performance with C++ External Procedures

ISBN: 0-9761573-2-2
Joseph Gama, P. J. Naughter





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