A virtual table that represents the data in one or more tables in an alternative way.

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What reason is there to create a physical table for a report output?

I've noticed that for Crystal Reports made by our organization and by some of our ERA software providers have a tendency to use physical tables for their reports' data sets, rather than using a view ...
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How to pass a parameter into a function

At the moment I have a view created, see it here in the answer. How can I create a function based on that crosstab() query , so I can pass a date, and get data for the specific date? Also is it good ...
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View column has an 8000 character limit?

In SQL Server 2008 R2 we are using an updateable view to update a varchar(max) column. When we update the column with text and then check the number of characters, it is showing a length of 8000 ...
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Why am I able to query for more than 1024 columns but I can not make a view of the same query?

My boss is requesting a view with greater than 1024 columns where in he will only select a few columns he wants when he queries the view so that the actual returned columns are less than 1024. Why am ...
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Does view take advantage of table indexes

I have a table with a clustered index and 2 non clustered index. Now, in my view I am selecting everything from my table create view dbo.MyView as Select * from MyTable Now, when I am using this ...
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Can a view affect ALTER TABLE commands?

I provide a database system to a number of customers. The database is installed locally on Oracle. We periodically upgrade the database structure (either adding new fields, renaming old fields, ...
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Why an object became invalid in oracle databse.

There are some invalid views and functions in my database. I am not sure what changes caused these objects to became invalid since many people are working on the same database. How can I see which ...
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View Design Best Practices

When designing a view, would it be best to retrieve the ID fields where FK relationships exist between the joined tables the desired description field obtained through the FK id relationship both? ...
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View Disc Usage

Is this statement correct? Behind the scenes SQL Server actually stores the data in the view as a physical table which must be updated if any of the data behind the view changes I did some ...
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Migrating SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008

I'm migrating SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008. I have many views. How do I check each views that if they have an order by clause? Thanks.
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IN Clause causes Execution plan to change from Nested Loops to Hash Match

I'm tuning a query and have discovered some behaviour I'm not clear about. If I remove the WHERE IN clause the query runs in 3 seconds instead of 3 minutes. There only 7 rows returned in the ...
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Update a table after insertion to another table in PostgreSQL?

Let's say that my database has 2 tables (Person & Car): Person (personID, number_of_cars) Car (carID, owner) where the owner attribute in Car refers to the personID in the Person table. Now, ...
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Find substrings within between 2 string fragments

I am trying to populate a view in PostGIS in Postgres 9.0 and in this view I want it to contain a substring based on 2 string positions. See below for my code. CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW vw_actions AS ...
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PostgreSQL JSON data type used as NOSQL, But VIEW as Relational Data Structure

Could I create a VIEW from the JSON data type but have it as a relational structure? Example: SELECT * FROM json_test; Results [ { "name": "Roy", "Country": "USA", "...
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can I give permission to insert into view, but not to referred table?

Here I have a view in public schema referring to the table in private schema: CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW public.products AS SELECT products.id, products.product_id, products.title, products.company_id ...
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Why am I getting different results from a query vs. a view

The base problem I'm facing is that I need the latest record for each item. A little setup... MySQL 5.6.14. I need to create two views (because MySQL won't let me have a subquery in a view). My ...
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View with parameters in Sybase SQL Anywhere

A view with Sybase engine cannot take parameters. Is there a way to do this?
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Speeding Up Querying Views

We've got a complicated stored procedure. The biggest pain point of the procedure is a join on a complicated view--it has unions and subqueries. I can't add indexes to it. So, I want to cheat. By ...
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Primary Key on a View

While answering this question How to add a Primary Key on a Oracle view? A lot of questions popped in my mind. 1. Is it advisable to have primary key in a view. 2. Why anybody be intrested in ...
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Filtering UNION ALL result is much slower than filtering each subquery

(edit: see end for a simpler example) I'm searching in a table named "cases" (135k rows, 29 columns). Some of the rows in this table have a type of parent-child relationship (of different types), ...
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Most restricting permissions for querying view with linked server

I've created view to query another server via linked server(SQL Server 2014). I need to grant permissions to developers to use this view. Granting only select is not enough and they got the ...
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With Clause vs View of the same name

In my database, there is a view named VAL_DATES_V which is used in many other views in the same schema. For example, the SQL code in the view SECTOR_V uses VAL_DATES_V. CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW ...
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Is it a best practice to contrast table and dependent view metadata to target which views to refresh?

We have non-indexed views created on vendor tables. When they change table structure or column definitions we run sp_refreshview as needed. What is the viability of a script to contrast the table ...
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(MySQL) How to change the results of a view according to the user that's viewing it?

I have a table, named servers, with a single column id. This table is accessed by various machines each with a different username for the database. I want to make it so each server does not see all ...
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Virtual Column - Using it in view (Oracle)

I have made a virtual column in Oracle, using the following code. CREATE OR REPLACE function email_address (ID_ varchar2) return varchar2 deterministic as lname varchar2 (256); snumber varchar2 ...
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Why are views not copied over when using SQL Server Log Shipping?

I have 2 Sql Servers (2008) with Log Shipping setup between them. The receiving server is configured to keep the database in Read-Only mode. When creating a view on the primary server, this view is ...
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Bulk Insert into view and find missing values

I have 2 tables, Categories, and SubCategories: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tbCategories] ( [CategoryID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [CategoryName] [varchar](250) NULL, ) CREATE TABLE [dbo].[...
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Limited utility in RECURSIVE VIEWS?

In the docs for recursive queries with WITH, you'll find this Recursive queries are typically used to deal with hierarchical or tree-structured data. This seems to be true, but how does this ...
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Create a table based on a table depending on the values in the initial table column

I have a table like: +----+--------+----------------+ | id | name | address | +----+--------+----------------+ | 1 | Ivan | Moscow,Moscow | | 2 | Petr | Samara,Samara | | 3 | Grigor ...
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Turn off auto qualification of table names when creating a view

Problem Definition I am trying to modified a shared development database, for a dev team to use for application development/testing. Most of the collective work (table names, views, etc) are stored ...
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Teradata view with “With Clause” syntax

I am trying to a view with "With" clause in Teradata but it is not allowing to create a view. Please suggest with any options. Given below is the query which I have tried: create view derived_table(...
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Encryption/Decryption with StoredProcedure/View

I'm working on a project that uses EntityFramework for programmers to access the data. We've recently found need to add fields that were determined that need to be encrypted. This will be the first ...
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Tracking down unused Views and Stored Procedures

I am working on a SQL Server 2005 database that has two Microsoft Access ADP frontends. This database needs a lot of love and attention which I am attempting to give it. There are lots of stored ...
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How to check/know the highest run queries

I would like to gather statistics on the highest run queries in my database. For that I need to know how I can track queries so I can create views or materialized views to cache the results of the ...
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Indexed VIEW in SQL Server with PIVOT

A simplified version of my problem is as follows: I have three tables Records, Inputs, and Outputs. Records Id DTS   1  2015-01-01 00:00 ... Inputs Id RecordId ...
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Select multiple rows based on date interval from two fields

I am still learning SQL and I would like to do something that I dont know if it is possible. I have a table in which each record has a initial date and a final date. I would like to create I query ...
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Aggregating results of two database views in one database view

I have a view with name of UserInfo like this: And another view with name of UserRoleInfo like this: I want to aggregate all the records of the two views for one user name like H.F into ...
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General purpose view for last value in a group

I am trying to create a view to show the last value in the group. Looking for a more general purpose query. CREATE TABLE a ( id INTEGER, seq INTEGER, val VARCHAR2(16), PRIMARY KEY(id,seq)...
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Fixed database paths in stored procedures/views - is there a smoother way of doing this?

Our developers love to create lots of different stored procedures/views, which extracts data from lots of different databases on different servers. Every time we migrate to a new database server, ...
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Does MySQL have information_schema.VIEW_COLUMN_USAGE or an equivalent?

SQL Server has a an information_schema view, 'VIEW_COLUMN_USAGE', which you can use to determine the actual/base tables that the columns in a view reside in. I'm looking for the equivalent in MySQL - ...
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How can I define the datatype of a view in MySQL?

I've written a simple aggregation view over a table, and the view returns different data types that the table. This causes some issues on the application side. Here's a simplified query for the sake ...
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Creating a view on a non-existing view

I have a whole bunch of views that I need to create. Many of these views depend on other views. If I create a view that depends on a view not yet created, I get an Invalid Object error. Rather than ...
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Is using MySQL views a good translation mechanism?

We want to use a foreign vendor MySQL database, but the whole schema is barely understandable by our development team. We could alter the schema to rename tables and columns once for all, but the ...
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How to return a record from function, executed by INSERT/UPDATE rule (trigger)?

I'm having some issue when I'm trying to join two tables in a single view (for migrating code we want to split one big record into two records). I'm using Postgres 9.4! Here is an SQL fiddle. The ...
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MySQL : Avoid Temporary/Filesort Caused by GROUP BY Clause in Views

I'm planning on creating a view using this SQL SELECT, but the explain for it shows it's using temporary and using filesort. I can't figure out what indices I need in order to fix this problem. Mostly,...
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Postgresql Rename Table without Updating View Definitions

I've found out today that renaming tables in Postgresql also renames the VIEW definitions for Views that use the table I renamed automatically? Is there any way to turn this off? So I rename the ...
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Insert into a view derived from a table with a discriminator field

I am in a situation in which I have a base table with some fields and a discriminator field which could have one out of a specific set of values. From that base table, I have derived many views, one ...
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Make View Supersede Table in Same Database?

For testing purposes we have a sanitized copy of our production database in our test world. Because of the way it is sanitized, we now have empty fields where encrypted data previously existed. We ...
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Is there a way to explicitely have a not-null column in a view

If I create a view in Oracle, the column definition's not null characteristic is inherited from the base table: create table tq84_t ( col_1 number, col_2 varchar2(15) not null ); create view ...
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Can't query one view from another?

Okay, I'm moving a database from SQL Server (which I already miss) to MySql 5.6. I'm having a problem creating a list of valid dates. In SQL Server I just used CTEs to build up numbers, then months, ...