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Oracle View

In Oracle, view is a virtual table that does not physically exist. It is stored in Oracle data dictionary and do not store any data. It can be executed when called.

A view is created by a query joining one or more tables.

Oracle CREATE VIEW

Syntax:

Parameters:

  • view_name: It specifies the name of the Oracle VIEW that you want to create.

Example:

Let's take an example to create view. In this example, we are creating two tables suppliers and orders first.

Suppliers table:

Orders table:

Execute the following query to create a view name sup_orders.

Create View Query:

Output:
View created.
0.21 seconds

You can now check the Oracle VIEW by this query:

Output:
SUPPLIER_ID	QUANTITY	PRICE
  3	         35	          70
  3	         26	         125
  3	         18	         100
3 rows returned in 0.00 seconds

Oracle Update VIEW

In Oracle, the CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW statement is used to modify the definition of an Oracle VIEW without dropping it.

Syntax:

Example:

Execute the following query to update the definition of Oracle VIEW called sup_orders without dropping it.

You can now check the Oracle VIEW by this query:

Output:

SUPPLIER_ID	QUANTITY	PRICE
      1	         35	         70
      1	         26	        125
      1	         18	        100
row(s) 1 - 3 of 3		

Oracle DROP VIEW

The DROP VIEW statement is used to remove or delete the VIEW completely.

Syntax:

Example:

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