INSERT Statement

The INSERT statement inserts one or more tuples in a view, updating the underlying data source.

Syntax of the INSERT statement
INSERT INTO <view identifier> ( <field name>[, <field name>]* )
    VALUES ( <value>[, <value>]* )
    [ CONTEXT ( <context information> [, <context information>]* ) ]
    [ TRACE ]

INSERT INTO <view identifier>
    VALUES ( <value> [, <value> ]* )
    [ CONTEXT ( <context information> [, <context information> ]* ) ]
    [ TRACE ]

INSERT INTO <view identifier> [( <field name> [, <field name> ]* )]
    VALUES ( <value> [, <value> ]* )[,( <value> [, <value> ]* )]*
    [ TRACE ]

INSERT INTO <view identifier>
    SET <field name> = <value> [, <field name> = <value> ]*
    [ CONTEXT ( <context information> [, <context information> ]* ) ]
    [ TRACE ]

<field name> ::=
  <identifier>[.<identifier>]

<value> ::=
    NULL
  | <number>
  | <boolean>
  | <literal>
  | <function>

Examples:

Add a row to the view internet_inc

INSERT INTO internet_inc (iinc_id, summary, taxid, specific_field1, specific_field2)
VALUES (6, 'Error in ADSL Router', 'B78596015', '5', '6')

A row will be added in the source database to the table associated with the internet_inc view.

Alternative syntax to add a row to the view internet_inc

INSERT INTO internet_inc
SET
    iinc_id = 6
  , summary = 'Error in ADSL router'
  , taxid = 'B78596015'
  , specific_field1 = '5'
  , specific_field2 = '6'

Add several rows to a view

INSERT INTO employee (last_name, first_name, title) VALUES
    ('Callahan', 'Laura', 'IT Staff')
  , ('Edwards', 'Nancy', 'Sales Manager')
  , ('King', 'Robert', 'IT Staff');