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SQL Server FAQ - Deleting Data from a View

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Can You Delete Data from a View?

Can you delete data in a view? The answer is no.

But if the question is "Can you delete data from the underlying table through view?" The answer is then yes. SQL Server will allow you to delete data from the underlying table through a view. The tutorial exercise below is a good example:

DELETE FROM fyi_links_top WHERE id = 100001;
GO

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

SELECT TOP 1 * FROM fyi_links ORDER BY counts DESC;
GO
id     url                                         ...
------ ------------------------------------------- ...
36470  dgqnvmy   pyjqd toqcoupuxortasdtzvcae jonfb ...                                                                                               999966      1977-09-08 04:28:01.523

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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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