Using these instructions (there are several other examples to find, all look the same and all of them seem to work) http://www.gaia-gis.it/gaia-sins/spatialite-cookbook/html/sp-view.html "Hand-writing your own Spatial VIEW"

I wanted to create a Spatialite View within Qgis. I tried it with DB-Manager and the QspatiaLite Plugin. I get the following error:

views_geometry_columns.read_only may not be NULL

Any suggestions, I don't really know where I could have made a mistake, as it used to be very simple to create a spatialite view.

I used the following code:

CREATE VIEW shape_2015 AS
SELECT komplex_nr_polyg as kompx_nr,
flaeche as flaeche,
polygone as polygone
FROM flaechen

INSERT INTO views_geometry_columns
    (view_name, view_geometry, view_rowid, f_table_name, f_geometry_column)
  VALUES ('shape_2015', 'polygone', 'kompx_nr', 'flaechen', 'polygone');

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The "read_only" table obviously needs some input, as I could not find anything in the cookbook, after some search I found this insightful discussion with mr. furieri himself:



1 = TRUE = ReadOnly View (unsupported write ops)

0 = FALSE = Not ReadOnly, thus Writable View 

So the statement should look like this:

INSERT INTO views_geometry_columns
    (view_name, view_geometry, view_rowid, f_table_name, f_geometry_column, read_only)
  VALUES ('shape_2015', 'polygone', 'kompx_nr', 'flaechen', 'polygone', 1);

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