Data Dictionary Table Creation | Teradata Vantage - 17.00 - How Tables Are Created - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Dictionary

prodname
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
vrm_release
17.00
created_date
June 2020
category
Administration
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1092-170K

The Data Dictionary tables are created during system initialization (sysinit), by the Database 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.