Using programmable objects to maintain security

In Transact-SQL, you can write views, stored procedures, scalar and table-valued user-defined functions, and triggers. Views serve best as a layer for selecting data, although you can modify data through views as well. Views are especially useful for columns and RLS. You can grant column permissions directly; however, doing this means a lot of administrative work. You can create a view as a projection on the base table with selected columns only, and then maintain permissions on a higher granularity level (that is, on the view instead of on the columns). In addition, you cannot give row-level permissions through a predicate in the GRANT statement. Of course, you can use the same predicate in ...

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