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SHOW CREATE VIEW

Returns the CREATE VIEW statement that was used to create a given view. The CREATE VIEW statement helps you understand how the view is defined and provides a reference for you to modify or reconstruct the view. Note that the SHOW CREATE VIEW statement requires you to have the SELECT_PRIV permission on the view and the table based on which the view is created.

Syntax

SHOW CREATE VIEW [db_name.]view_name;

Parameters

ParameterRequiredDescription
db_nameNoThe database name. If this parameter is not specified, the CREATE VIEW statement of a given view in your current database is returned by default.
view_nameYesThe view name.

Output

+---------+--------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| View    | Create View  | character_set_client | collation_connection |
+---------+--------------+----------------------+----------------------+

The following table describes the parameters returned by this statement.

ParameterDescription
ViewThe view name.
Create ViewThe CREATE VIEW statement of the view.
character_set_clientThe character set the client uses to send statements to StarRocks.
collation_connectionThe rules for comparing characters in a character set.

Examples

Create a table named example_table.

CREATE TABLE example_table
(
    k1 TINYINT,
    k2 DECIMAL(10, 2) DEFAULT "10.5",
    v1 CHAR(10) REPLACE,
    v2 INT SUM
)
ENGINE = olap
AGGREGATE KEY(k1, k2)
DISTRIBUTED BY HASH(k1) BUCKETS 10;

Create a view named example_view based on example_table.

CREATE VIEW example_view (k1, k2, k3, v1)
AS SELECT k1, k2, k3, v1 FROM example_table;

Display the CREATE VIEW statement of example_view.

SHOW CREATE VIEW example_db.example_view;

+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| View         | Create View                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     | character_set_client | collation_connection |
+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| example_view | CREATE VIEW `example_view` (k1, k2, k3, v1) COMMENT "VIEW" AS SELECT `default_cluster:db1`.`example_table`.`k1` AS `k1`, `default_cluster:db1`.`example_table`.`k2` AS `k2`, `default_cluster:db1`.`example_table`.`k3` AS `k3`, `default_cluster:db1`.`example_table`.`v1` AS `v1` FROM `default_cluster:db1`.`example_table`; | utf8                 | utf8_general_ci      |
+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+