View Object
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View Object

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The View object exposes the attributes of a Microsoft SQL Server view table.

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SQL Server supports the definition of data views as tables. With the View object, you can:

  • Create a SQL Server view table.

  • Export data from a defined view table.

  • Generate a Transact-SQL script to re-create a view table.

  • Grant, deny, or revoke access to an existing SQL Server view table.

  • Remove a view table from a server running SQL Server.

The Name property of a View object references the name of a SQL Server view table. Its value is constrained by the rules constraining the name of a view table.

To create a new SQL Server view table

  1. Create a View object.

  2. Set the Name property.

  3. Set the Text property to the Transact-SQL SELECT statement defining the view table. For more information about valid SELECT statements for view table definition, see CREATE VIEW (Transact-SQL).

  4. Add the View object to the Views collection of a connected Database object.


The View object is compatible with instances of SQL Server versions 7.0 and later. However, the View2 object extends the functionality of the View object for use with features that were introduced in SQL Server 2000.

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