A table view, commonly known as a "view," is a virtual table created by querying existing database tables. It doesn't store data but shows a real-time snapshot of chosen data from other tables.

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Once the database server connection has been set up, developers now have the possibility to access and manage database tables and views.

Read-Only Views cannot be defined in Servoy Developer, this can be done by using the database admin tool of the developer's choice.

Connecting to a View

If a view is made with database tools, you can find it in Servoy Developer within the Views folder of the relevant database server.

Advanced Feature Only work with Views if you already use them.

Open a View

Servoy applications can access the database views that are already created.

To open an existing view, expand the Database Servers node in the Solution Explorer, then open the needed database and select the "Views" folder. The list of views will be displayed and there are 3 ways of opening a view:

  • select the View, then click on the edit table/view button in toolbar of the list view

  • right-click the View and select Edit table/view

  • double click the View name

Edit a View

For the most part, Views behave like a Table in Servoy. In order to edit a View in Servoy Developer, you should first have connected to your database and opened the View in the Table Editor.

Here you can manage:

View columns cannot be added nor deleted in Servoy Developer.

Servoy requires a primary key and if there is not one, a row_ident, which guarantees uniqueness. In order to use Views in Servoy Developer, at least one column must be marked as 'row_ident'.

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