Changes materialized view table properties. The statement returns no results.


  • Changing columns is not supported.

  • Change log, CDC, is not available for materialized views.


ALTER MATERIALIZED VIEW [<keyspace_name>.]<view_name>
  WITH <table_options> [ AND <table_options> ... ] ;
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' <<schema\> ... </schema\>> '

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Selects a keyspace.


Selects the materialized view.


Table options are defined when the materialized view is created. Modify the table_options in the WITH clause using the following syntax:

  • Single value using the <option_name> = '<value>'. Enclose string values in single quotes, and no quotes for numbers, boolean, etc.

  • Specify options with multiple subproperties in simple JSON format, <option_name> = { <option_map> }.

  • Set multiple table options using AND.


Modifying table properties

Add a comment and set the bloom filter properties:

ALTER MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age 
  WITH comment = 'A most excellent and useful view'
  AND bloom_filter_fp_chance = 0.02;

For an overview of properties that apply to materialized views, see table_options.

Modifying compression and compaction

Use a property map to specify new properties for compression or compaction.

ALTER MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age 
  WITH compression = { 
    'sstable_compression' : 'DeflateCompressor', 
    'chunk_length_kb' : 64
  AND compaction = {
    'class' : 'SizeTieredCompactionStrategy', 
    'max_threshold' : 64

Changing caching

You can create and change caching properties using a property map.

This example changes the keys property to NONE (the default is ALL) and changes the rows_per_partition property to 15.

ALTER MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age 
WITH caching = { 
  'keys' : 'NONE', 
  'rows_per_partition' : '15'

Viewing current materialized view properties

Use DESCRIBE MATERIALIZED VIEW to see all current properties.

DESCRIBE MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age;
CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age AS
    SELECT age, cid, birthday, country, name
    FROM cycling.cyclist_base
    PRIMARY KEY (age, cid)
    AND bloom_filter_fp_chance = 0.01
    AND caching = {'keys': 'ALL', 'rows_per_partition': '100'}
    AND comment = 'Based on table cyclist_base'
    AND compaction = {'class': 'org.apache.cassandra.db.compaction.SizeTieredCompactionStrategy', 'max_threshold': '32', 'min_threshold': '4'}
    AND compression = {'chunk_length_in_kb': '64', 'class': ''}
    AND crc_check_chance = 1.0
    AND dclocal_read_repair_chance = 0.1
    AND default_time_to_live = 0
    AND gc_grace_seconds = 864000
    AND max_index_interval = 2048
    AND memtable_flush_period_in_ms = 0
    AND min_index_interval = 128
    AND read_repair_chance = 0.0
    AND speculative_retry = '99PERCENTILE';

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