15.10 - view_name - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
15.10
created_date
December 2015
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1144-151K

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.

database_name
user_name
Containing database or user for view_name if something other than the current database or user.
column_name
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.
AS
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:

partlist
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'
    UNION ALL
      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

Example: Simple REPLACE RECURSIVE VIEW

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
    UNION ALL
      SELECT rec.p, rec.mycount + 1
      FROM t, rec
      WHERE rec.p = t.n
      AND   rec.mycount <= 20