17.05 - DELETE for NoPI Tables - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Manipulation Language

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
January 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

DELETE is supported for NoPI tables.

DELETE has the following rules and restrictions for NoPI tables:
  • A constrained DELETE request must use a full-table scan on a NoPI table unless the table has a secondary, join, or hash index and the Optimizer selects an access path that uses the index. However, column-partition elimination and row-partition elimination may result in an operation that does not require a full-table scan.
  • To be eligible for fastpath delete processing, a DELETE ALL or unconstrained DELETE request on a NoPI table must conform to the rules described in Fastpath Positioning Requirements. Deferred deletions for entire row partitions that are deleted reclaims space for any logically deleted data in that row partition.

For more information about NoPI tables, see Teradata Vantage™ - Database Design, B035-1094.