VIEWS (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW) SQL analytics endpoint in Microsoft Fabric Warehouse in Microsoft Fabric

Returns one row for each view that can be accessed by the current user in the current database.

To retrieve information from these views, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name.

Column name Data type Description
TABLE_CATALOG nvarchar(128) View qualifier.
TABLE_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of schema that contains the view.

Important: The only reliable way to find the schema of an object is to query the sys.objects catalog view.
TABLE_NAME nvarchar(128) View name.
VIEW_DEFINITION nvarchar(4000) If the length of definition is larger than nvarchar(4000), this column is truncated at 4000. Otherwise, this column is the view definition text.
CHECK_OPTION varchar(7) Type of WITH CHECK OPTION. Is CASCADE if the original view was created by using the WITH CHECK OPTION. Otherwise, NONE is returned.
IS_UPDATABLE varchar(2) Specifies whether the view is updatable. Always returns NO.

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