The Teradata Datatools Preference dialog lets you configure options that control the use of views to obtain metadata information and to set the byte increments for display of size metrics.
The application uses system views to obtain information for its displays, such as the list of databases. Typically the views are available in two forms: the V view and a VX view variant. Depending on your permissions and how your database is set up, you may only be able to access the information through one form.
Use the Teradata Datatools Preference to select the V, VX, or a Custom View to be used when loading the metadata for various objects. If you select Custom Option, you must provide the fully-qualified name for a table or view. Also, the table or view must provide the exact same column names and data types as the associated DBC view. For example, if you are providing a custom view for the Databases list, you must provide a fully-qualified name for a table or view that contains the same columns as DBC.DatabasesVX view.
At Size Preference, choose whether KB, MB, and GB increments are in multiples of 1000 or 1024.