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SQL Server FAQ - sys.views - List of Existing Views
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How To See Existing Views?
If you want to know how many views you have created in a database,
you use the system view called sys.views to get a list of views defined
in the current database.
The tutorial exercise shows you how many views in database FyiCenterData:
CREATE VIEW fyi_links_view AS
SELECT * FROM fyi_links;
SELECT * FROM sys.views;
name object_id schema_id type type_desc
--------------- ----------- ---------- ---- ----------
fyi_links_view 1189579276 1 V VIEW
fyi_links_top 1205579333 1 V VIEW
(2 row(s) affected)
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- What Are Views?
- How To Create a View on an Existing Table?
- How To See Existing Views?
- How To Drop Existing Views from a Database?
- How To Get a List of Columns in a View using "sys.columns"?
- How To Get a List of Columns in a View using the "sp_columns" Stored Procedure?
- How To Get a List of Columns in a View using the "sp_help" Stored Procedure?
- How To Generate CREATE VIEW Script on an Existing View?
- How To Get the Definition of a View Out of the SQL Server?
- Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables?
- Can You Create a View using Data from Another View?
- What Happens If You Delete a Table That Is Used by a View?
- Can You Use ORDER BY When Defining a View?
- How To Modify the Underlying Query of an Existing View?
- Can You Insert Data into a View?
- Can You Update Data in a View?
- Can You Delete Data from a View?
- How To Assign New Column Names in a View?
- How Column Data Types Are Determined in a View?
- How To Bind a View to the Schema of the Underlying Tables?
- How To Create an Index on a View?