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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:

USE FyiCenterData;
GO

CREATE VIEW fyi_links_view AS
   SELECT * FROM fyi_links;
GO

SELECT * FROM sys.views;
GO
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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  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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