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db2 sql: Is it possible to create a table from an existing view, copying both data and structure fields?
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Simple enough ...
create table MyNewTable as (
  select whatever
    from MyView
)
with data

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Hi Bob,

DB2 generally requires that you create the table and populate it in separate steps.  That's a pretty small limitation though.


  CREATE TABLE mytable AS (SELECT * FROM myview) DEFINITION ONLY;

  INSERT INTO mytable SELECT * FROM myview;

You'll have to modify that slightly if the table has an IDENTITY column, and you'll have to reapply any foreign keys, triggers, or constraints that you need.


Good Luck,
Kent
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by:Kent Olsen
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Hi Dave.

'with data'.  When did that come into existence?


(pretty cool)

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by:daveslash
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Hi Kent,

I’m currently using 6.1 (a.k.a. V6R1) on System i (a.k.a. AS/400). From the SQL Reference manuals, I can see that the "WITH DATA" functionality existed in 5.4 (in 2006) and 5.3 (in 2005), but I don’t see that functionality listed in the 5.1 manual (from 2001).

I no longer have the 5.2 manual, so I can't check that one.

I don't know how that translates to DB2 on other platforms, though.

HTH,
DaveSlash
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