There are specific benefits to creating foreign table views, in addition to the usual reasons of security and hiding SQL complexity. These benefits include:
- Simplified record attribute names.
Follow these recommendations when creating a view on a foreign table:
- Include both path names and record attributes as columns in the view.
- It is often the case that the path segment name (such as siteno in data / siteno / year / month / day) is also represented by an attribute in your data. When this is true, Teradata recommends you equate them in the WHERE expression in the view and only specify one of them in the column list. For example, see the use of TheSite in the example view.