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Get-DbaDbView

Author Klaas Vandenberghe (@PowerDbaKlaas)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Gets database views for each SqlInstance.

Description

Gets database views for each SqlInstance.

Syntax

Get-DbaDbView
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <Object[]>]
    [[-ExcludeDatabase] <Object[]>]
    [-ExcludeSystemView]
    [[-View] <String[]>]
    [[-InputObject] <Database[]>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbView -SqlInstance sql2016

Gets all database views

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbView -SqlInstance Server1 -Database db1

Gets the views for the db1 database

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbView -SqlInstance Server1 -ExcludeDatabase db1

Gets the views for all databases except db1

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbView -SqlInstance Server1 -ExcludeSystemView

Gets the views for all databases that are not system objects (there can be 400+ system views in each DB)

Example: 5
PS C:\> 'Sql1','Sql2/sqlexpress' | Get-DbaDbView

Gets the views for the databases on Sql1 and Sql2/sqlexpress

Example: 6
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance Server1 -ExcludeSystem | Get-DbaDbView

Pipe the databases from Get-DbaDatabase into Get-DbaDbView

Example: 7
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbView -SqlInstance Server1 -Database db1 -View vw1

Gets the view vw1 for the db1 database

Optional Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. This can be a collection and receive pipeline input to allow the function to be executed against multiple SQL Server instances.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

To get views from specific database(s) - this list is auto populated from the server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeDatabase

The database(s) to exclude - this list is auto populated from the server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeSystemView

This switch removes all system objects from the view collection.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-View

The view(s) to include - all views are selected if not populated

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

Enables piping from Get-DbaDatabase

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaDbView on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaDbView.