Creating Views Using the View Designer

SQL Server 2008 provides a graphical tool, called the View Designer, you can use to create views. This tool can be an invaluable aid when you are creating or modifying a view. The View Designer is equipped with four panes that provide the information relative to the view. Figure 27.1 shows the View Designer display for the Person.vStateProvinceCountryRegion view installed in the Adventureworks2008 database. To view an existing view in the View Designer, right-click on the view listed in the Object Explorer and select Design. To create a new view via the View Designer, right-click the Views node in the Object Explorer and select New View. An empty View Designer is displayed.

Figure 27.1 The View Designer ...

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