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Re: views?

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: "Loeke" <LoekeDoeLoekeDoe(at)dontlikespam(dot)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: views?
Date: 2004-01-31 04:35:31
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"Loeke" <LoekeDoeLoekeDoe(at)dontlikespam(dot)hotmail(dot)com> writes:
> do views exist fysically a separate "table", or are they generated
> on the fly whenever they are queried?

Views are implementing by rewriting queries into the appropriate query
on the view's base tables.

> if they exist fysically they could improve performance (..php, web),

This is called a "materialized view". PostgreSQL doesn't support them
yet, but most people think it would be a Good Thing to have.


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