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Atomically replace a view with a new view defined by a SELECT statement. ALTER VIEW is an online operation and will not cause concurrently executing queries to fail.


    [DEFINER = { user | CURRENT_USER }]
    VIEW view_name [(column_list)]
    AS select_statement


  • ALTER VIEW atomically replaces view view_name with a new view defined by select_statement.
  • ALTER VIEW privileges are granted only to the user who created the view and to SUPER users. If a SUPER user alters a view, that user commandeers ALTER privileges from the user who created the view.
  • The DEFINER clause specifies the user that should be used for security checks when a view is referenced by a query. The default value is CURRENT_USER.
  • When SCHEMA_BINDING is set to ON, objects referenced by the view cannot be dropped if the view exists; you need to drop the view before dropping these objects. By default, SCHEMA_BINDING is set to OFF.
  • The user who runs ALTER DEFINER..VIEW must have the SUPER permission.


ALTER VIEW view_name AS SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE user_id = "real_person";

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