Bug #5508 Views:RENAME doesn't work with views
Submitted: 10 Sep 2004 2:40 Modified: 19 Sep 2005 17:48
Reporter: Peter Gulutzan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0.2-alpha OS:Linux (SuSE 8.2)
Assigned to: Georg Richter

[10 Sep 2004 2:40] Peter Gulutzan
RENAME should work with views, the same way that it works with base tables. 
Alternatively, non-standard statements that don't work for all table types (TRUNCATE, 
RENAME, etc.) should not be supported by MySQL. 

How to repeat:
mysql> create table t (s1 int); 
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.28 sec) 
mysql> create view v as select * from t; 
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) 
mysql> rename table t to t2; 
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) 
mysql> rename table v to v2; 
ERROR 1017 (HY000): Can't find file: './db5/v.frm' (errno: 22)
[19 Aug 2005 10:47] Victoria Reznichenko
verified with 5.0.12
[16 Sep 2005 15:14] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

[19 Sep 2005 3:43] Georg Richter
Pushed into 5.0.14
[19 Sep 2005 17:48] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.0.14 changelog.
[10 Nov 2005 18:17] J Jorgenson
Just installed v5.0.15... Tested with
  CREATE TABLE t (value INT);
  ALTER VIEW v RENAME v2;  <-- Generates an Error starting at 'RENAME'
[11 Nov 2005 18:38] Oleksandr Byelkin
Could you please fill a new bugreport (with ALTER TABLE, because a view is a table, and we do not want invent new command in this case). If you do not make bugreport I will. But if you make it you will be able to track progress of bugfixing.
[15 Nov 2005 20:56] Oleksandr Byelkin
I've made BUG#14959