In the realm of databases, a “view” is a persistent object formed by a user’s query on the database. Imagine it as a dynamic window into the data. For instance, in a SQL database, creating a view results in a virtual table. This table, while not physically storing data itself, mirrors a subset of the original database. The view is essentially a filtered snapshot, displaying specific rows and columns based on the conditions set by the user’s query. It offers a convenient and efficient way to interact with a tailored subset of the database without altering the actual stored data.