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What are the benefits of using Views in a database?

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A view represents the application program's or an individual user's picture of the database (Pratt & Adamski, 2004). According to Ghanem, Elmagarmid, Larson, and Aref (2010), one of the reasons database views are needed is because the actual schema of the database is normalized restricting database administrators from using denormalized relations that represent the real world. Views have several advantages including database users to create reports, charts and other objects showing database data. The first important advantage of views is that views provide data independence (Pratt & Adamski, 2004). Since views represent a picture of the original database objects, any change for ...

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This solution briefly explains the various benefits of database views.