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SQL Server FAQ - CREATE VIEW - Creating a View on an Existing Table

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How To Create a View on an Existing Table?

If you want to a view on an existing table, you can use the CREATE VIEW statement in a simple syntax:

CREATE VIEW view_name AS SELECT ...

The tutorial exercise below shows you how to create a view to represent sub set of data stored in fyi_links table:

USE FyiCenterData;
GO

CREATE VIEW fyi_links_top AS
   SELECT id, counts, url FROM fyi_links 
   WHERE counts > 100;
GO

SELECT TOP 10 * FROM fyi_link_top;
GO
id     counts  url
------ ------- -----------------------------------------
7600   237946  eyfndw jdt  lee ztejeyx l q  jdh k 
19437  222337  eypx u x
55924  1877    eyq ntohxe i rtnlu riwaskzp  cucoa dva c 
63742  121330  ezdaeh mmgmo vaai  meytbjjv f jixfsdjw pw
92455  945262  ezlmyenrw   dyeb
36391  41386   f 
87433  977726  f
7180   559314  f   kqbqlej   s xixuurcgg lh r dqqvqsstxw
2252   702033  f  bkh  jy   sqrkttuoarxmfp idqyhyy tme d
1228   146283  f  m asukh   

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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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