How can we create a MySQL view by using data from multiple tables?

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MySQL UNION operator can combine two or more result sets hence we can use UNION operator to create a view having data from multiple tables. To understand this concept we are using the base tables ‘Student_info’ and ‘Student_detail’ having the following data −

mysql> Select * from Student_info;
+------+---------+------------+------------+
| id   | Name    | Address    | Subject    |
+------+---------+------------+------------+
| 101  | YashPal | Amritsar   | History    |
| 105  | Gaurav  | Chandigarh | Literature |
| 125  | Raman   | Shimla     | Computers  |
| 130  | Ram     | Jhansi     | Computers  |
| 132  | Shyam   | Chandigarh | Economics  |
| 133  | Mohan   | Delhi      | Computers  |
+------+---------+------------+------------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> Select * from Student_detail;
+-----------+-------------+------------+
| Studentid | StudentName | address    |
+-----------+-------------+------------+
|       100 | Gaurav      | Delhi      |
|       101 | Raman       | Shimla     |
|       103 | Rahul       | Jaipur     |
|       104 | Ram         | Chandigarh |
|       105 | Mohan       | Chandigarh |
+-----------+-------------+------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Example

The query below will create a view by using the data from both the above-mentioned tables −

mysql> Create or Replace View Info AS Select StudentName from Student_detail UNION Select Name From Student_info;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> select * from info;
+-------------+
| StudentName |
+-------------+
| Gaurav      |
| Raman       |
| Rahul       |
| Ram         |  
| Mohan       |
| YashPal     |
| Shyam       |
+-------------+
7 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The above result set has the combination of values from both the columns. If a value is repeating then it eliminates the duplicate values.

We can also stores all the values, duplicate one also by using the UNION ALL as in the following query −

mysql> Create or Replace View Info AS Select student name from Student_detail UNION ALL Select Name From Student_info;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.16 sec)

mysql> select * from info;
+-------------+
| StudentName |
+-------------+
| Gaurav      |
| Raman       |
| Rahul       |
| Ram         |
| Mohan       |
| YashPal     |
| Gaurav      |
| Raman       |
| Ram         |
| Shyam       |
| Mohan       |
+-------------+
11 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 22-Feb-2018 15:53:33
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