sys.views (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW)

Contains a row for each view object, with sys.objects.type = V.

Column name Data type Description
<inherited columns> For a list of columns that this view inherits, see sys.objects (Transact-SQL)
is_replicated bit 1 = View is replicated.
has_replication_filter bit 1 = View has a replication filter.
has_opaque_metadata bit 1 = VIEW_METADATA option specified for view. For more information, see CREATE VIEW (Transact-SQL).
has_unchecked_assembly_data bit 1 = View contains persisted data that depends on an assembly whose definition changed during the last ALTER ASSEMBLY. Resets to 0 after the next successful DBCC CHECKDB or DBCC CHECKTABLE.
with_check_option bit 1 = WITH CHECK OPTION was specified in the view definition.
is_date_correlation_view bit 1 = View was created automatically by the system to store correlation information between datetime columns. Creation of this view was enabled by setting DATE_CORRELATION_OPTIMIZATION to ON.
ledger_view_type tinyint Applies to: Starting with SQL Server 2022 (16.x), Azure SQL Database.

The numeric value indicating if a view is a ledger view for an updatable ledger table.


For more information on database ledger, see Ledger.
ledger_view_type_desc nvarchar(60) Applies to: Starting with SQL Server 2022 (16.x), Azure SQL Database.

The text description of a value in the ledger_view_type column:

is_dropped_ledger_view bit Applies to: Starting with SQL Server 2022 (16.x), Azure SQL Database.

Indicates a ledger view that has been dropped.


The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns, or on which the user was granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

See Also

Object Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Querying the SQL Server System Catalog FAQ