Find tables without relationships - Loner Tables - in Teradata database

Bart Gawrych - Dataedo Team Bart Gawrych 2019-10-31

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    Query below lists something we called Loner Tables. Loner tables are tables not related by FKs with any other table. This diagram illustrates the concept:

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    SELECT  '>- No FKs' as Refs,
            '>- No FKs' as ForeignKeys
    FROM    DBC.TablesV Tab
    LEFT JOIN   DBC.All_RI_ParentsV Fks
    ON  (Fks.ParentDB = Tab.DatabaseName
        AND Fks.ParentTable = Tab.TableName)
    OR  (Fks.ChildDB = Tab.DatabaseName
        AND Fks.ChildTable = Tab.TableName)
    WHERE   TableKind = 'T'
    AND Fks.ParentTable IS NULL
    AND Tab.DatabaseName NOT IN ('All', 'Crashdumps', 'DBC', 'dbcmngr',
        'Default', 'External_AP', 'EXTUSER', 'LockLogShredder', 'PUBLIC', 
        'Sys_Calendar', 'SysAdmin', 'SYSBAR', 'SYSJDBC', 'SYSLIB',
        'TD_SYSGPL', 'TD_SYSXML', 'TDMaps', 'TDPUSER', 'TDQCD', 'TDStats',
        'tdwm', 'SQLJ', 'SYSSPATIAL')
    ORDER BY    DatabaseName,


    • Refs - icon symbolizing absence of references by foregin key
    • DatabaseName - name of the database
    • TableName - table name
    • ForeignKeys - icon symbolizing absence of foregin key


    • One row: represents one table
    • Scope of rows: tables without FKs and not referenced by FKs
    • Ordered by: database name, table name

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