The Dependency Browser shows object dependencies within a Teradata Database system. For example, the browser can discover which objects a specific object references or which objects are referenced by a specific object.
The Dependency Browser uses Teradata Meta Data Services (MDS) to discover these relationships. The Dependency Browser communicates with MDS via its web services interface. You must configure the MDS Administrator to manage the current Teradata database server and configure the Teradata Dependency Browser with the MDS web service login. Refer to Dependencies Preferences to configure the MDS web service system and user credentials.
Meta Data Services currently does not support User-defined Functions and User-defined Types. Requests to return dependent objects for these two object types return an empty list. To resolve other issues when objects are not returned by the Teradata Dependency Browser, see Meta Data Services Synchronization Issues.