Unable to update views, any advice on how to work around this?


We are running MySQL 5.1 and I gather you cannot update views. We are developing some very simple .php pages for users to update information. The information we present to the 'user' is from a view, obviously this view is getting the data from a proper table at the end of the day but any advice on how I can go about this?

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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
It seems view is not updateble if it contains:

Aggregate functions (SUM(), MIN(), MAX(), COUNT(), and so forth)
Subquery in the select list
Non-updatable view in the FROM clause
A subquery in the WHERE clause that refers to a table in the FROM clause
Refers only to literal values (in this case, there is no underlying table to update)
ALGORITHM = TEMPTABLE (use of a temporary table always makes a view non-updatable)

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UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
Can u pls post your view definition here??
kenuk110Author Commented:
Thanks for the response, it was due to some of the reasons you gave, I have tried it on a view with none of those functions and it works fine.

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