VIEWS (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns one row for views that can be accessed by the current user in the current database.

To retrieve information from these views, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name.

Column name Data type Description
TABLE_CATALOG nvarchar(128) View qualifier.
TABLE_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of schema that contains the view.

** Important ** only reliable way to find the schema of a object is to query the sys.objects catalog view.
TABLE_NAME nvarchar(128) View name.
VIEW_DEFINITION nvarchar(4000) If the length of definition is larger than nvarchar(4000), this column is NULL. Otherwise, this column is the view definition text.
CHECK_OPTION varchar(7) Type of WITH CHECK OPTION. Is CASCADE if the original view was created by using the WITH CHECK OPTION. Otherwise, NONE is returned.
IS_UPDATABLE varchar(2) Specifies whether the view is updatable. Always returns NO.

See Also

System Views (Transact-SQL)
Information Schema Views (Transact-SQL)
sys.sql_modules (Transact-SQL)
sys.views (Transact-SQL)