16.10 - Dropping Profiles - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Administration

Teradata Database
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April 2018
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English (United States)

DROP statements are recorded in the Data Dictionary. However, the result of a DROP PROFILE, DROP DATABASE, or DROP ROLE statement is not cascaded to the user rows in DBC.Dbase, so the corresponding default setting for each affected user is not reset to NULL. When an affected user next logs on, the system does not return an error or warning.

If you drop a default profile, the system uses the following by default:

  • ACCOUNT, SPOOL, TEMP, and DEFAULT DATABASE specifications in the CREATE USER or latest MODIFY USER statement
  • Password attributes defined at the system level in DBC.SecurityDefaultsV (see Security Administration)
If you re-create a profile with the same name after it was dropped, users defined for that profilename are assigned the profile parameters at the next logon. The effect of a profile re-creation is not immediate.