18.4 Using Views

MySQL supports views, including updatable views. Views are stored queries that when invoked produce a result set. A view acts as a virtual table.

To use views if you have upgraded to MySQL 5.0.1 from an older release, you should upgrade your grant tables so that they contain the view-related privileges. See Section 4.4.9, “mysql_upgrade — Check Tables for MySQL Upgrade”.

The following discussion describes the syntax for creating and dropping views, and shows some examples of how to use them.

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