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Tera-Tom on Teradata SQL V12-V13 by Tera-Tom Coffing

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Chapter 18 – Data Definition Language

Creating Tables

Victor Hugo once said, "An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." If you talk to a typical Database Administrator setting up RDBMS (Relational Data Base Management) systems you will hear how difficult and time consuming it is to create tables. Teradata, realizing the sheer magnitude and size of most data warehouses, created an idea that the system should manage the difficult pieces of setup and administration. This is an idea whose time has come.

This chapter is dedicated to the art and science of creating Teradata tables and the Data Definition Language (DDL) of SQL. Lots of people confuse a poor database design with destiny. They spend enormous time ...

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