17.10 - Sparse Join Indexes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Fundamentals

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1141-171K
Language
English (United States)

You can create join indexes that limit the number of rows in the index to only those that are accessed when, for example, a frequently run query references only a small, well known subset of the rows of a large base table. By using a constant expression to filter the rows included in the join index, you can create what is known as a sparse index.

Any join index, whether simple or aggregate, multitable or single-table, can be sparse.

To create a sparse index, use the WHERE clause in the CREATE JOIN INDEX statement.