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Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 9. Interaction with views

After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to

Views and stored procedures are often confused. The two serve completely different purposes (see the “Using stored procedures vs. views to select data” sidebar in Chapter 8), and you need to know how to use both of them to develop complete applications with a maximum of both security and reliability. A view, as the name implies, is an actual view of the data—it’s a read-only snapshot of the data. It’s a type of virtual table you use to obtain access to data. Like tables themselves, you can index views and join views together to create a new perspective of the information. ...

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