SQL | Views exercise | Create a view in SQL, and use the designer to edit it

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Views  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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If you haven't already done so, run the script in the above folder to generate the Doctor Who database.

Create a new query, and write script to create a new view.  This should begin:

USE DoctorWho

-- script to create a new view


-- create a view to show series 1 episodes


Note that there are two vital words missing from the above excerpt of SQL, which you'll need to include!

Finish your script so that it creates a view to show all of the episodes in series 1, then execute the script to create your view:

-- show all of the rows returned from the view

SELECT * FROM vwSeriesOne

Select all of the rows in your view - this should show the 13 episodes which comprise series one:

Series one episodes

The first few of the 13 episodes in series 1.

Right-click on your view in Object Explorer and choose to change it:

Designing a view

Choose to change the design of your view.


Amend the criteria to show all of the episodes in series 2, not 1, then save and close your view.  When you script your view, you should now see that you've lost all of your formatting and comments!

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