VIEWS (Transact-SQL)


THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns one row for views that can be accessed by the current user in the current database.

To retrieve information from these views, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name.

Column nameData typeDescription
TABLE_CATALOGnvarchar(128)View qualifier.
TABLE_SCHEMAnvarchar(128)Name of schema that contains the view.

 ** Important ** Do not use INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to determine the schema of an object. The only reliable way to find the schema of a object is to query the sys.objects catalog view.
TABLE_NAMEnvarchar(128)View name.
VIEW_DEFINITIONnvarchar(4000)If the length of definition is larger than nvarchar(4000), this column is NULL. Otherwise, this column is the view definition text.
CHECK_OPTIONvarchar(7)Type of WITH CHECK OPTION. Is CASCADE if the original view was created by using the WITH CHECK OPTION. Otherwise, NONE is returned.
IS_UPDATABLEvarchar(2)Specifies whether the view is updatable. Always returns NO.

System Views (Transact-SQL)
Information Schema Views (Transact-SQL)
sys.sql_modules (Transact-SQL)
sys.views (Transact-SQL)

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