15.10 - Example: Full Outer Join Usage - 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

You cannot code a full outer join within the recursive statement of a recursive view definition.

Full outer joins can be used without restriction in the seed statement of a recursive view definition.

The first recursive view definition demonstrates a correct use of a full outer join, which is highlighted in bold typeface. The usage is valid because the full outer join is coded within the seed statement of the view definition.

    CREATE RECURSIVE VIEW rec (f1, mycount) AS (
      SELECT a1, 0 AS mycount
      FROM nonrec1 FULL OUTER JOIN nonrec2 ON nonrec1.a1 = nonrec2.a2
    UNION ALL
      SELECT a2, mycount + 1
      FROM nonrec, rec
      WHERE rec.mycount <= 100);

The second recursive view definition demonstrates a non-valid use of a full outer join, which is highlighted in bold typeface. The usage is not valid because the recursive relation in the recursive statement of the view definition is used as the inner relation in the full outer join.

    CREATE RECURSIVE VIEW rec (f1, mycount) AS (
      SELECT a1, 0 AS mycount
      FROM nonrec
    UNION ALL
      SELECT a2, mycount + 1
      FROM nonrec FULL OUTER JOIN rec ON nonrec.a1 = rec.f1
      WHERE rec.mycount <= 100);