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SQL Server FAQ - ALTER VIEW - Modifying Existing Views

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How To Modify the Underlying Query of an Existing View?

If you have an existing view, and want to change the underlying SELECT statement, you can use the "ALTER VIEW ..." statement to redefine the view. The tutorial exercise below shows you how modify an existing view:

USE FyiCenterData;
GO

ALTER VIEW fyi_links_top AS
   SELECT TOP 3 id, counts, url FROM fyi_links 
   WHERE counts > 100
   ORDER BY counts DESC;
GO

SELECT * FROM fyi_links_top;
GO
id     counts  url
------ ------- -------------------------------------------
36470  999966  dgqnvmy   pyjqd toqcoupuxortasdtzvcae jonfb
12292  999953     qebmw v qqmywe q  kza  wskxqns jnb 
6192   999943   p o qisvrakk hk od 

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  1. What Are Views?
  2. How To Create a View on an Existing Table?
  3. How To See Existing Views?
  4. How To Drop Existing Views from a Database?
  5. How To Get a List of Columns in a View using "sys.columns"?
  6. How To Get a List of Columns in a View using the "sp_columns" Stored Procedure?
  7. How To Get a List of Columns in a View using the "sp_help" Stored Procedure?
  8. How To Generate CREATE VIEW Script on an Existing View?
  9. How To Get the Definition of a View Out of the SQL Server?
  10. Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables?
  11. Can You Create a View using Data from Another View?
  12. What Happens If You Delete a Table That Is Used by a View?
  13. Can You Use ORDER BY When Defining a View?
  14. How To Modify the Underlying Query of an Existing View?
  15. Can You Insert Data into a View?
  16. Can You Update Data in a View?
  17. Can You Delete Data from a View?
  18. How To Assign New Column Names in a View?
  19. How Column Data Types Are Determined in a View?
  20. How To Bind a View to the Schema of the Underlying Tables?
  21. How To Create an Index on a View?

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