A view in SQL is a virtual table that is based on the result of a SELECT statement. Views provide a way to encapsulate complex queries and reuse them throughout an application, without having to repeat the underlying SQL code.
Here’s an example of how to create a view that returns information about cars with a particular manufacturer:
CREATE VIEW cars_by_manufacturer AS
SELECT manufacturer, model, year, price
WHERE manufacturer = 'Toyota';
In this example, we’re creating a view named
cars_by_manufacturer that returns information about cars made by the manufacturer ‘Toyota’. The view is based on the SELECT statement that returns the columns
price from the
To query the view, you can use the view name in a SELECT statement, just like you would with a table:
SELECT * FROM cars_by_manufacturer;
This will return the information about all cars made by the manufacturer ‘Toyota’ that are stored in the view.