15.10 - view_name - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Teradata Database
Release Number
December 2015
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

Name of the recursive view to be created or replaced.

For information about naming database objects, see SQL Fundamentals, B035-1141.

If view_name is not fully qualified, the default database is used.

Containing database or user for view_name if something other than the current database or user.
Mandatory name of a view column or column set. If more than one column is specified, list their names in the order in which each is to be displayed for the view.
An introduction to the view definition.

Example: A Simple Recursive View

This example uses the following base table as its base to build a simple recursive review definition with a counter to control the possibility of infinite recursion:

Part Subpart Quantity
00 01 5
00 05 3
01 02 2
01 03 3
01 04 4
02 05 7
02 06 6

This view is designed to answer questions such as the following: Which parts are required to build part 01?

Notice that as written, this query does not really answer the question because there might be more than 100 levels in the data. Strictly speaking, the question this request asks is this: Which parts, up to a maximum of 100 levels, are required to build part 01?

The recursive view definition is as follows:

    CREATE RECURSIVE VIEW rpl (part, subpart, quantity, depth) AS (
      SELECT root.part, root.subpart, root.quantity, 0 AS depth
      FROM partlist AS root
      WHERE root.part = '01'
      SELECT child.part, child.subpart, child.quantity, parent.depth + 1
      FROM rpl AS parent, partlist AS child
      WHERE parent.subpart = child.part
      AND   parent.depth <= 100);

The query to answer the question of which parts are required to build part 01 is the following SELECT request:

    SELECT part, subpart, quantity
    FROM rpl
    ORDER BY part, subpart, quantity;

The result set for this query is the following.

Part Subpart Quantity
   01    02    2
   01    03    3
   01    04    4
   02    05    7
   02    06    6


The following example replaces the existing definition for the recursive view named rec with the specified SQL code:

    REPLACE RECURSIVE VIEW rec(p, mycount) AS (
      SELECT n, 0 AS mycount
      FROM t
      WHERE n = 1
      SELECT rec.p, rec.mycount + 1
      FROM t, rec
      WHERE rec.p = t.n
      AND   rec.mycount <= 20