17.10 - Referential Integrity Terminology - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Configuration
Publication ID
B035-1102-171K
Language
English (United States)

The following table defines the Referential Integrity terminology that CheckTable uses.

Term Definition
Primary Key One or more columns that uniquely identify a table row.
Foreign Key One or more columns in a table (the child table) that references the Primary Key in one or more tables (the parent tables).
Parent Table Table having a Primary Key that is referenced by another table, the child table.
Child Table Table having a Foreign Key that references the Primary Key in another table, the parent table.

For more information on referential integrity, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Fundamentals, B035-1141 and Teradata Vantage™ - Database Design, B035-1094.