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Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Unleashed by John Kane, Tudor Trufinescu, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Chapter 22. Creating and Managing Views in SQL Server

IN THIS CHAPTER

Views offer a window into your data that does not require physical storage. They are essentially virtual tables that are defined by a SELECT statement. This chapter describes the benefits and advantages of these powerful database objects.

What’s New in Creating and Managing Views

Much of the core functionality associated with standard views has remained unchanged in SQL Server 2005. There have, however, been some significant changes related to indexed views. These changes include an expanded set of views that can be indexed. ...

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