MySQL 5.7 Release Notes
MySQL supports views, including updatable views. Views are stored queries that when invoked produce a result set. A view acts as a virtual table.
The following discussion describes the syntax for creating and dropping views, and shows some examples of how to use them.
You may find the MySQL User Forums helpful when working with views.
For answers to some commonly asked questions regarding views in MySQL, see Section A.6, “MySQL 5.7 FAQ: Views”.
There are some restrictions on the use of views; see Section 23.9, “Restrictions on Views”.