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Drop a View

How to Drop a View in SQL

If a view is no longer needed, it may be dropped to simplify the maintenance process and reduce the workload. When you need to drop a view in SQL, you can use the DROP VIEW statement, followed by the view_name you want to drop.

Here’s the syntax:

DROP VIEW view_name;

Views are based on underlying tables; if those tables are modified, the view may no longer deliver the expected results. For example, recreating a view with the updated schema can solve this issue.

Note that dropping a view doesn’t affect the underlying tables and their data, but it will permanently delete the view from the database, and you won’t be able to recover it.