Removes a view definition from the database. Available in
gpre, DSQL, and
DROP VIEW name;
- Important: In SQL statements passed to DSQL, omit the terminating semicolon. In embedded applications written in C and C++, and in
isql, the semicolon is a terminating symbol for the statement, so it must be included.
Name of an existing view definition to drop
DROP VIEW enables a view’s creator to remove a view definition from the database if the view is not used in another view, stored procedure, or
CHECK constraint definition.
A view can be dropped by its creator, the
SYSDBA user, or any user with operating system root privileges.
Example: The following
isql statement removes a view definition:
DROP VIEW PHONE_LIST;