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Call User-defined Function on Linked Server :SQL Server

If you try to invoke a user-defined function (UDF) through a linked server in SQL Server by using a "four-part naming" convention (server.database.dbo.Function), you may receive error message. 
The reason is User-defined function calls inside a four-part linked server query are not supported in SQL Server. Thats why error message indicates that the syntax of a Transact-SQL statement is incorrect. 
To work around this problem, use the Openquery function instead of the four-part naming convention. For example, instead of the following query
Select * from Linked_Server.database.dbo.Function(10)
run a query with the Openquery function:
Select * from Openquery(Linked_Server,'select database.dbo.Function(10)') If the user-defined function takes variable or scalar parameters, you can use the sp_executesql stored procedure to avoid this behavior.  For example:
exec Linked_Server.database.dbo.sp_executesql N'SELECT database.dbo.Function(@input)',N'@input int',@inp…