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Chapter 22. Views

Views (including updatable views) are available in MySQL Server 5.1.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

  • Creating or altering views with CREATE VIEW or ALTER VIEW

  • Destroying views with DROP VIEW

Discussion of restrictions on use of views is given in Section I.4, “Restrictions on Views”.

To use views if you have upgraded to MySQL 5.1 from an older release that did not support views, you should upgrade your grant tables so that they contain the view-related privileges. See Section 5.5.2, “mysql_upgrade — Check Tables for MySQL Upgrade”.

Metadata about views can be obtained from the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS table and by using the SHOW CREATE VIEW statement. See Section 23.15, “The INFORMATION_SCHEMA VIEWS Table”, and Section 13.5.4.8, “SHOW CREATE VIEW Syntax”.


 
 
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