SQL DROP VIEW Keyword
The SQL DROP VIEW statement is used to delete a SQL VIEW. A SQL VIEW is a virtual table created based on the SQL statement. A view contains rows and columns just like a normal table. All SQL functions, WHERE, HAVING and JOINs statements can be used to create a SQL VIEW. Finally, to delete a SQL VIEW, DROP VIEW keyword is used.
The syntax for using DELETE VIEW statement is given below:
DROP VIEW view_name;
Consider a database table called Employee with the following records:
The below mentioned SQL statement is used to create a view on Employee table which contains all records of employee whose salary is greater than 2800.
CREATE VIEW [Employee Salary GT 2800] AS SELECT * FROM Employee WHERE Salary > 2800;
After creating the VIEW, it can be used as mentioned below:
SELECT * FROM [Employee Salary GT 2800];
This will produce the result as shown below:
The DROP VIEW keyword is used to delete a view.
DROP VIEW [Employee Salary GT 2800];
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