GET_VIEW_DDL

GET_VIEW_DDL(<view name>) is a function that shows the CREATE VIEW statement for a view.

Tip

Permissions

The role must have the CONNECT permission at the database level.

Syntax

get_view_ddl_statement ::=
    SELECT GET_VIEW_DDL('[schema_name.]view_name')
    ;

schema_name ::= identifier

view_name ::= identifier

Parameters

Parameter Description
schema_name The name of the schema.
view_name The name of the view.

Examples

Getting the DDL for a view

The result of the GET_VIEW_DDL function is a verbose version of the CREATE VIEW statement, which may include additional information that was added by SQream DB. For example, schemas and column names will be be specified explicitly.

farm=> CREATE VIEW angry_animals AS SELECT * FROM cool_animals WHERE is_agressive = false;
executed

farm=> SELECT GET_VIEW_DDL('angry_animals');
create view "public".angry_animals as
   select
      "cool_animals"."id" as "id",
      "cool_animals"."name" as "name",
      "cool_animals"."weight" as "weight",
      "cool_animals"."is_agressive" as "is_agressive"
    from
      "public".cool_animals as cool_animals
    where
      "cool_animals"."is_agressive" = false;

Exporting view DDL to a file

COPY (SELECT GET_VIEW_DDL('angry_animals')) TO '/home/rhendricks/angry_animals.sql';