Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 31.3Mb
PDF (A4) - 31.3Mb
PDF (RPM) - 29.5Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 7.3Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 7.3Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 6.2Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 179.1Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 289.5Kb
Info (Gzip) - 3.0Mb
Info (Zip) - 3.0Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual  /  Stored Objects  /  Using Views

20.5 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 5.6 from an older release that did not support views, you should upgrade your grant tables so that they contain the view-related privileges. See Section 4.4.7, “mysql_upgrade — Check and Upgrade MySQL Tables”.

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

Additional Resources