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


Disabling or enabling a regular view (Sybase Central)

You can control whether a regular view is available for use by the database server by enabling or disabling it.


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

Before you enable a regular view, you must re-enable any disabled views that it references.

Context and remarks


 Disable or enable a regular view using Sybase Central
  1. Connect to the database.

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

  3. To disable a regular view, right-click the view and click Disable.

  4. To enable a regular view, right-click the view and click Recompile And Enable.


When you disable a regular view, the database server keeps the definition of the view in the database; however, the view is not available for use in satisfying a query.

If a query explicitly references a disabled view, the query fails and an error is returned.


Once you re-enable a view, you must re-enable all other views that are dependent on the view when it was disabled. You can determine the list of dependent views before disabling a view using the sa_dependent_views system procedure.

When you enable a regular view, the database server recompiles it using the definition stored for the view in the database. If compilation is successful, the view status changes to VALID. An unsuccessful recompile could indicate that the schema has changed in one or more of the referenced objects. If so, you must change either the view definition or the referenced objects until they are consistent with each other, and then enable the view.

Once a view is disabled, it must be explicitly re-enabled so that the database server can use it.

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