Using Views to Simplify Data Access

October 5, 2007

[From MSSQLTips]

One challenge that just about everyone is faced with is ever changing database schemas. From the onset of a project the database schema might be perfect on day one, but as the application evolves and the business needs change database table structures have to change. In addition, as database become more and more complex there is often the challenge of having to join several tables together on an ongoing basis which is time consuming and also creates the possibility of mistakes. So what other options are there to ensure your applications do not break when your database schema changes and what is an easier way to handle multi-join queries that are used over and over again?

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