15.10 - How Tables Are Created - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Data Dictionary

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.10
Content Type
Administration
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1092-151K
Language
English (United States)

The Data Dictionary tables are created during system initialization (SysInit), by the Table Initialization Program, or both. The tables store information about the system (system metadata) that is essential for it to function. The information is also essential to users that are responsible for managing the system.

The system automatically updates the information in the tables to reflect the current state of the system.