CREATE_MATERIALIZED_VIEW - define a new materialized view
CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW [ IF NOT EXISTS ] table_name
[ (column_name [, ...] ) ]
[ USING method ]
[ WITH ( storage_parameter [= value] [, ... ] ) ]
[ TABLESPACE tablespace_name ]
[ WITH [ NO ] DATA ]
CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW defines a materialized view of a
query. The query is executed and used to populate the view at the time the
command is issued (unless WITH NO DATA is used) and may be refreshed
later using REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW.
CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW is similar to CREATE TABLE
AS, except that it also remembers the query used to initialize the view,
so that it can be refreshed later upon demand. A materialized view has many
of the same properties as a table, but there is no support for temporary
IF NOT EXISTS
Do not throw an error if a materialized view with the
same name already exists. A notice is issued in this case. Note that there is
no guarantee that the existing materialized view is anything like the one that
would have been created.
The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the
materialized view to be created.
The name of a column in the new materialized view. If
column names are not provided, they are taken from the output column names of
This optional clause specifies the table access method to
use to store the contents for the new materialized view; the method needs be
an access method of type TABLE. See Chapter 60 for more information. If
this option is not specified, the default table access method is chosen for
the new materialized view. See default_table_access_method for more
WITH ( storage_parameter [= value] [, ... ] )
This clause specifies optional storage parameters for the
new materialized view; see Storage Parameters in the CREATE TABLE
(CREATE_TABLE(7)) documentation for more information. All parameters
supported for CREATE TABLE are also supported for CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW.
See CREATE TABLE (CREATE_TABLE(7)) for more information.
The tablespace_name is the name of the tablespace
in which the new materialized view is to be created. If not specified,
default_tablespace is consulted.
A SELECT(7), TABLE, or VALUES(7) command.
This query will run within a security-restricted operation; in particular,
calls to functions that themselves create temporary tables will fail.
WITH [ NO ] DATA
This clause specifies whether or not the materialized
view should be populated at creation time. If not, the materialized view will
be flagged as unscannable and cannot be queried until REFRESH MATERIALIZED
VIEW is used.
CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW is a PostgreSQL extension.
ALTER MATERIALIZED VIEW (ALTER_MATERIALIZED_VIEW(7)),
CREATE TABLE AS (CREATE_TABLE_AS(7)), CREATE VIEW
(CREATE_VIEW(7)), DROP MATERIALIZED VIEW
(DROP_MATERIALIZED_VIEW(7)), REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW