Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.60473051 (国家自然科学基金); the National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China under Grant Nos.2007AA01Z191, 2006AA01Z230 (国家高技术研究发展计划(863))
Definition of view selection issue in the field of data warehouses is presented, followed by the discussion of related problems, such as cost model, benefit function, cost computation, restriction condition, view index, etc. Then three categories of view selection methods, namely, static, dynamic and hybrid methods are discussed. For each method, some representative work is introduced. Finally some future trends in this area are discussed.