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  1. #1
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    Could anyone tell me if there is a way to drop a column from a view ?

    SQL>alter view VIEW_NAME drop column COLUMN_NAME;
    ---- will not work.

    **Or, better yet, I would like to move all the data from a view into a table so then I can modify the table with no problems.

    PLEASE HELP.

    Im using Oracle8i on Linux Red Hat

  2. #2
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    Why do you want to Alter a view?
    Just recreate it.

    Regards

    Angel

  3. #3
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    I can drop the column by recreating the view, but I also need
    to copy the data from one column to another.

    How do I do this ?

  4. #4
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    Hi,

    A view does not actually store the data like a table would. A view is simply a reference to particular columns in a table or tables.

    So there is no need to copy data from one column to another, simply drop the current view and re-create it exactly the way you want manipulating the select statement within the create view.

    KASH

  5. #5
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    ok thanks

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