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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Tables, views, and indexes » Views » Regular views


Dropping a regular view (Sybase Central)

Drop a view when it is no longer required. You must also drop a view (and recreate it) when you want to change the name of a view.


You must be a user with DBA authority or be the owner of the regular view.

You must drop any INSTEAD OF triggers that reference the view before the view can be dropped.

Context and remarks


 Drop a regular view using Sybase Central
  1. Use the SQL Anywhere 12 plug-in to connect to the database.

  2. In the left pane, double-click Views.

  3. Right-click the view and click Delete.

  4. Click Yes.


The definition for the regular view is deleted from the database.


If you drop a regular view that has dependent views, then the dependent views are made INVALID as part of the drop operation. The dependent views are not usable until they are changed or the original dropped view is recreated.

To determine whether a regular view has dependent views, use the sa_dependent_views system procedure.

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