Create Custom View

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Create Custom View

It is possible to create customized views that will appear in the Views menu in Professional. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL Server 2008 R2 includes a user-friendly diagram pane in which to create these views. As the name implies, views are not editable and are used as a way to view data, similar to a report output.


For the following example, a view with the SYS_SAMPLE_CODE column appended to the DT_RESULT table will be created.


1.In SSMS, navigate to the named database>Views.

2.Right-click on the Views folder and select New View.

3.In the prompt window that appears, add the following tables one-by-one, in this order: DT_SAMPLE, DT_TEST and DT_RESULT.

4.In the diagram pane at the top, select SYS_SAMPLE_CODE from DT_SAMPLE and any additional columns that need to be included.

5.In DT_RESULT select *(All Columns) at the top.

6.Select the red exclamation point to Execute the query and verify these are the results desired to view.

7.Save the query as VW_[view name].

8.Restart EQuIS Professional and the view should appear in the View menu.