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VIEWS (Transact-SQL)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

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.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.

Column name

Data type

Description

TABLE_CATALOG

nvarchar(128)

View qualifier.

TABLE_SCHEMA

nvarchar(128)

Name of schema that contains the view.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

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_NAME

nvarchar(128)

View name.

VIEW_DEFINITION

nvarchar(4000)

If the length of definition is larger than nvarchar(4000), this column is NULL. Otherwise, this column is the view definition text.

CHECK_OPTION

varchar(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_UPDATABLE

varchar(2)

Specifies whether the view is updatable. Always returns NO.

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