How to Create VIEW With TOP and ORDER BY Clause in SQL

In this article I am going to explain how to create VIEW statement with TOP and ORDER BY clause in SQL.
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Introduction

View in SQL is a virtual table and this table is created on the result set of SQL statement. View is similar to a normal table and also have rows and columns. View may be combination  of some rows and columns of two or more than two tables. You can use SQL function and WHERE clause with View in SQL statement.

Here I am going to explain how to create VIEW statement with TOP and ORDER BY clause in SQL.

A Statement that create mcninvoices table

create table mcninvoices

(

invoiceid int not null identity primary key,

vendorid int not null,

invoiceno varchar(15),

invoicetotal money,

paymenttotal money,

creadittotal money

)

Statements that insert data in mcninvoices table

insert into mcninvoices values (20,'e001',100,100,0.00)

insert into mcninvoices values (21,'e002',200,200,0.00)

insert into mcninvoices values (22,'e003',500,0.00,100)

insert into mcninvoices values (23,'e004',1000,100,100)

insert into mcninvoices values (24,'e005',1200,200,500)

A Statement that is used to fetch data from mcninvoices table

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A Statement that create a view using top clause in SQL

create view topinview

as

select top 5 invoiceid,vendorid,invoicetotal

from mcninvoices

order by invoicetotal desc


A Statement that show data in view

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