Monday, October 21, 2013

Heavy hitter: SYSIBM.SYSTABLES

I tried out the GET_DEPENDENCY procedure on one of the central catalog tables. SYSIBM.SYSTABLES is the catalog table behind SYSCAT.TABLES (and some more). As you can see from the output below, a total of 23 views are dependent on it.

db2 => call dbms_utility.get_dependency('TABLE','SYSIBM','SYSTABLES')

  Return Status = 0

DEPENDENCIES ON SYSIBM.SYSTABLES
------------------------------------------------------------------
*TABLE SYSIBM.SYSTABLES()
*   VIEW SYSCAT  .AUDITUSE()
*   VIEW SYSCAT  .INDEXES()
*   VIEW SYSCAT  .NICKNAMES()
*   VIEW SYSCAT  .PERIODS()
*   VIEW SYSCAT  .TABLES()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .CHECK_CONSTRAINTS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .COLUMNS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLCOLPRIVILEGES()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLCOLUMNS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLFOREIGNKEYS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLPRIMARYKEYS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLSPECIALCOLUMNS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLSTATISTICS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLTABLEPRIVILEGES()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .SQLTABLES()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .TABLES()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .TABLE_CONSTRAINTS()
*   VIEW SYSIBM  .VIEWS()
*   VIEW SYSIBMADM.OBJECTOWNERS()
*   VIEW SYSIBMADM.PRIVILEGES()
*   VIEW SYSSTAT .COLDIST()
*   VIEW SYSSTAT .COLUMNS()
*   VIEW SYSSTAT .TABLES()
*   PACKAGE SYSIBMADM.DBMS_ALERT()
*   PACKAGE SYSIBMADM.DBMS_JOB()
*   PACKAGE SYSIBMADM.DBMS_UTILITY()
*   PACKAGE SYSIBMADM.UTL_DIR()

Do you know of another system table with more dependencies?

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