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Create Database View

Summary

Creates a view in a database based on an SQL expression.

Usage

  • The SQL expression used to define the view is validated by the database upon execution of the tool. Therefore, valid syntax for the view definition is determined by the underlying database. If the syntax is incorrect, an error message is returned.

  • This tool is supported for databases and enterprise geodatabases. File and personal geodatabases are not supported.

  • Views created in enterprise geodatabases using this tool are not registered with the geodatabase.

  • If a spatial column is included in the view, the geometry storage type of the column must be a SQL data type (such as ST_Geometry or Geometry), not a binary geometry storage type.

Syntax

CreateDatabaseView_management (input_database, view_name, view_definition)
ParameterExplanationData Type
input_database

The database that contains the tables or feature classes used to construct the view. This database is also where the view will be created.

Workspace
view_name

The name of the view that will be created in the database.

String
view_definition

An SQL statement used to construct the view.

String

Code sample

CreateDatabaseView example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the CreateDatabaseView tool in immediate mode.

import arcpy
arcpy.CreateDatabaseView_management("c:/Connections/city_data.sde","trees","select objectid, owner, parcel from inventory where type = trees")

Environments

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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