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CREATE VIEW Statement

The CREATE VIEW statement defines a new view in the catalog.

Examples

Create a simple view:

CREATE VIEW v1 AS SELECT * FROM tbl;

Create a view or replace it if a view with that name already exists:

CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW v1 AS SELECT 42;

Create a view and replace the column names:

CREATE VIEW v1(a) AS SELECT 42;

The SQL query behind an existing view can be read using the duckdb_views() function like this:

SELECT sql FROM duckdb_views() WHERE view_name = 'v1';

Syntax

CREATE VIEW defines a view of a query. The view is not physically materialized. Instead, the query is run every time the view is referenced in a query.

CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW is similar, but if a view of the same name already exists, it is replaced.

If a schema name is given then the view is created in the specified schema. Otherwise, it is created in the current schema. Temporary views exist in a special schema, so a schema name cannot be given when creating a temporary view. The name of the view must be distinct from the name of any other view or table in the same schema.

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Last modified: 2024-07-16