A database view is nothing more than an SQL statement that is stored in the database with an associated name. A view is actually a composition of a table in the form of a predefined SQL query.
A view can contain all rows of a table or select rows from a table. A MySQL view can be created from one or many tables which depend on the written MySQL query to create a view.
Views, which are a type of virtual tables allow users to do the following −
Basically, views are definitions built on the top of other tables of views. If data is changed in the underlying table, the same is reflected in the view. A view can be built on top of single or multiple tables. MySQL supported databases views since version 5+ and process the queries against views in the following two ways −