Working with Lab Groups - Teradata Data Lab

Teradata® Data Lab User Guide

Teradata Data Lab
Release Number
June 2018
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Analytical Ecosystem

A lab group is used by the lab group owner to allocate space for labs. A lab group in Teradata Viewpoint is a database in the Teradata Database and data labs are children of the that database.

The Teradata Viewpoint Administrator assigns portlet permissions to a role allowing that role to create, edit, and delete lab groups. When a lab group is created, the available space allocated to the lab group is defined, as well as the default lab size, default lab expiration, when an expired lab is automatically deleted, and a lab prefix when new labs are added to the lab group. A lab prefix precedes your lab name to help manage workloads and is optional. For new labs, users can request any lab size or expiration date.

The following settings can be applied either when a lab group is created or after a lab group is created:
  • Control access to a lab group for security or other reasons so the labs in the lab group are only available to a restricted set of Teradata Database users and roles.
  • Control who approves requests. For example, a lab group owner can temporarily give the lab owner control of approving requests while the lab group owner is on vacation.
  • Provide lab instructions for a lab group that provide guidance and best practices to help lab users. For example, provide information for loading data into objects using Teradata Data Mover or load utilities such as FastLoad or MultiLoad. These instructions are optional.
  • Assign read-only access to prevent Teradata Database users and roles from creating or modifying objects in the lab. Read-only users cannot send requests to remove a user, increase or decrease lab size, delete, extend, or reinstate a lab, drop an object, or edit lab details. Users or roles with read-only access can send requests to add a lab, add a user, or send an Other request.